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verb date pronunciation in British English /deɪt/
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present tense
present participledating
past tensedated
past participledated
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to write the date on something
    The letter was dated 23 February.
    a memo dated 16th June
  2. 2
    [transitive] to discover exactly how old something is or when it was made by examining it carefully or making scientific tests
    The paintings have not yet been accurately dated by the museum’s experts.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to seem no longer modern or fashionable
    a style of building that has hardly dated at all
  4. 4
    [transitive] to prove that you are starting to get old or are older than the people you are talking to
    I suppose that attitude really dates me!
  5. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] mainly American 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.


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