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 for antedate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Antedate \An"te*date`\ ([a^]n`t[-e]*d[=a]t`), n.
     1. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the
        actual date.
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     2. Anticipation. [Obs.] --Donne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Antedate \An"te*date`\ ([a^]n`t[-e]*d[=a]t`), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Antedated; p. pr. & vb. n. Antedating.]
     1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier
        date;; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a
        date anterior to the true time of its execution.
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     2. To precede in time.
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     3. To anticipate; to make before the true time.
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              And antedate the bliss above.         --Pope.
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              Who rather rose the day to antedate.  --Wordsworth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede
           bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego,
           forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow,
      2: establish something as being earlier relative to something
         else [syn: predate, antedate, foredate] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "antedate":
     announce, antecede, anticipate, backdate, be before, be dated,
     be early, bear date, come before, date, date at, date-stamp,
     dateline, datemark, foredate, forerun, go before, herald, lag,
     make a date, misdate, mistime, postdate, precede, precurse,
     predate, preexist, proclaim, set the date, update, usher in

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ANTEDATE. To, put a date to an instrument of a time before the time it was
  written. Vide Date.

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