What is the antonym of “antedates”?
The antonyms of antedates are postdate and follow. The antonym postdate refers to something that comes after the date of another event, while follow means to come after or go behind something.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To assign a date later than the actual date.
The check was postdated to ensure that it would not be cashed until the following week.
To come after in time, order, or position.
The parade was led by a marching band, and the floats followed behind.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Postdate refers to assigning a date later than the actual date, while antedate refers to assigning a date earlier than the actual date.
- 2Follow refers to coming after in time, order, or position, while antedate refers to coming before in time.
Good things to know
- 1Legal Documents: Use antedate or postdate when signing legal documents to indicate the date of the agreement.
- 2Chronological Order: Use follow and antedate to describe events in chronological order.
- 3Historical Context: Use antedate and postdate to describe events in history and their relation to other events.