predate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌpriːˈdeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypredate
he/she/itpredates
present participlepredating
past tensepredated
past participlepredated
  1. 1
    to exist or happen earlier than someone or something else

    It’s a tradition that predates the 20th century.