Translation of antedate in Spanish:

antedate

Pronunciation: /ˈæntɪdeɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [event] ser* anterior a, anteceder a, preceder a; [building/manuscript] datar de un período anterior a it antedates the Napoleonic era es anterior a la época napoleónica, data de un período anterior a la época napoleónica it antedated Modernism by 50 years fue 50 años anterior al modernismo
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    • The conflict that the book is about can also be interpreted as a conflict not between Islam and Christianity but between Europe and Afro-Asia whose origin antedates the rise of Islam.
    • THE PRACTICE OF land-value taxation is deeply rooted in Danish history, going back at least to the reign of Valdemar the Great, and possibly even antedating the Viking king, Sven Forkbeard.
    • This technique recalls medieval recipes antedating the invention of the pudding cloth.
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    • More than 300 words and phrases are being examined, with OED researchers hoping to antedate them (find an earlier use) or postdate them (find a recent example to prove a word is still in use).
    • He was later tried for having antedated a consulting bill, but was acquitted.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.