Definitions for "Predate"
To date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter.
This word has nothing to do with predation -- it means antedate.
be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
Keywords:  prey, mammals, hunt, eggs
prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"