Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make obsolete or old-fashioned.
  • transitive v. To antique.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to become old or obsolete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make old, or obsolete; to make antique; to make old in such a degree as to put out of use; hence, to make void, or abrogate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make old or obsolete; make old and useless by substituting something newer and better.
  • Same as antiquated, p. a.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make obsolete or old-fashioned
  • v. give an antique appearance to

Etymologies

Late Latin antīquāre, antīquāt-, to make old, from Latin, to leave in an old state, from antīquus, old; see antique.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • December 7th, 2008 at 12: 40 pm cash medic says: cash medic … antiquate stepping bovines breathers superfluously: finalize?

    Think Progress » Iraqi Leaders Call On U.S. To Set Timetable

  • Baltimore, and which was to antiquate the "American System" over which

    Expansion and Conflict

  • We have two accounts; one of which represents the pseudo-Rowley rubbing a parchment upon a dirty floor after smearing it with ochre and saying 'that was the way to antiquate it'; the other, even more explicit, is the testimony of a local chemist, one Rudhall, who was for some time a close friend of Chatterton's.

    The Rowley Poems

  • Gardner had seen Chatterton antiquate a parchment and had heard him say that a person who had studied antiquities could with the aid of certain books (among them Bailey) 'copy the style of our elder poets so exactly that the most skilful observer should not be able to detect him.

    The Rowley Poems

  • A Mr. Rudhall [11] said that, when Chatterton wrote on a parchment, he held it over a candle to give it the appearance of antiquity; and a Mr. Gardener has recorded, that he once saw Chatterton rub a parchment over with ochre, and afterwards rub it on the ground, saying, "that was the way to antiquate it."

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Seriously, I believe it will antiquate all types of airplanes, prop or jet.

    The Black Star Passes

  • Soglia (Institut, Canon, II, 12) says "The law of tithes can never be abrogated by prescription or custom, if the ministers of the Church have no suitable and sufficient provision from other sources; because then the natural and divine law, which can neither be abrogated not antiquate, commands that the tithe be paid."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • If there be any who are not in harmony with this desire, then such have nothing to do with what I have to say, for it will be said regardless of antiquate forms or fossilized dogmas, but in the simplest and least offending language that I can choose.

    And The Truth Shall Make You Free: A Speech On The Principles Of Social Freedom

  • Such charges are easily made, and may at first sight seem very plausible, as the last fifteen or twenty years have brought with them an amount of research in the language of the Greek Testament which might be thought to antiquate some results of the Revision, and to affect to some extent the long labours of those who took part in it.

    Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture

  • Only the lapse of many years may antiquate but never stale his elegant work on 'Ovarian Tumors,' of which one of his most famous compeers has said that he would 'rather have written it than any other medical work of any time or in any language.'

    The History of Dartmouth College

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