backdate backdate  /ˈbæk ˌdeɪt/


  • (v) make effective from an earlier date


  1. A perfect scam, except for one glaring inconsistency: The deejays forgot to backdate the news as well.
  2. Ripinsky not only requested the museum to list the work as a donation from the Chois but asked it to backdate the 1982 donation to 1981, thus making it deductible for that year.
  3. A jury acquitted Smyth of conspiring to backdate some returns, but he remains under indictment in connection with two: his own and his wife's.



  1. In accepting the Kennedy honor, Ford set himself apart from so many of today's politicians, saying "courage is not something to be gauged in a poll or located in a focus group. No advisor can spin it. No historian can backdate it. For, in the...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. "He's still feeling tightness there," Gaston told reporters. "We don't want to take the chance of him blowing it out completely. Why rush and take a chance of him missing four to five weeks? We can backdate him, perhaps he'll be ready for...
    on Apr 12, 2010 By: Cito Gaston Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "We don't think we're going to DL him at all. But if by some chance we have to, we can't backdate it if we use him for one at-bat. Not only that, the health of the player is so important," Piniella said. "We don't want that to take a turn for...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Lou Piniella Source:

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