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predate (v.)

"to seek prey," 1974, a back-formation from predator, etc. Related: Predated; predating. For the word meaning "antedate; pre-exist," see pre-date.

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Definitions of predate from WordNet

predate (v.)
be earlier in time; go back further;
Synonyms: precede / forego / forgo / antecede / antedate
predate (v.)
come before;
Synonyms: precede
predate (v.)
prey on or hunt for;
These mammals predate certain eggs
Synonyms: raven / prey
predate (v.)
establish something as being earlier relative to something else;
Synonyms: antedate / foredate
From wordnet.princeton.edu