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verb date pronunciation in American English /deɪt/
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if you and another person are dating, or if you are dating someone, the two of you are having a sexual or romantic relationship with each other

    They’ve been dating for over six months now.

    At college he had dated a medical student from Kansas.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to write the date on something

    The letter was dated February 23.

  3. 4
    [intransitive] to seem no longer modern or fashionable

    a style of building that has hardly dated at all


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