Backdate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbækˈdeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word backdate
Brit.  |bakˈdeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word backdate

verb

- make effective from an earlier date

The increase in tax was backdated to January

Examples

The pay increase will be backdated to January.

an increase in salary backdated to the beginning of the year

Backdate the letter so he'll think I wrote it last week.

The increase in tax was backdated to January

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: backdate
he/she/it: backdates
present participle: backdating
past tense: backdated
past participle: backdated
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