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1. predate

verb. ['priːˈdeɪt, ˈpriːˈdeɪt'] be earlier in time; go back further.

Synonyms

  • forgo
  • antecede
  • forego
  • precede

Antonyms

  • chronologize
  • come after

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Words that Rhyme with Predate

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Example sentences of the word predate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Most snakes that live in burrows and similar habitats predate on prey species that frequent the burrows as well.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Additionally, some sun spider species live in or near, and predate on, termite colonies.

3. Verb, base form
Birds such as owls will predate on geckos, as will reptiles such as snakes and monitors.

2. predate

verb. ['priːˈdeɪt, ˈpriːˈdeɪt'] prey on or hunt for.

Synonyms

  • raven
  • forage

Antonyms

  • back
  • truth
  • stand

3. predate

verb. ['priːˈdeɪt, ˈpriːˈdeɪt'] establish something as being earlier relative to something else.

Synonyms

  • antedate
  • chronologize
  • chronologise

Antonyms

  • claim
  • stay in place
  • follow
  • succeed

4. predate

verb. ['priːˈdeɪt, ˈpriːˈdeɪt'] come before.

Synonyms

  • lie

Antonyms

  • arise
  • chronologise
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