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Difference between Date back to something and Date from something

date back to somethinggo back in time to a particular date:

  • The rare binding of this manuscript dates back to the late middle-ages.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase backdate something

1. put an earlier date to a document than the actual one:

  • The vet backdated the vaccination dates for horses in an attempt to satisfy Jockey Club rules.

2. make smth. retrospectively valid:

  • The wage increases are to be backdated to the first of January.

date from somethingbe in existence since a particular time:

  • This building dates from the beginning of the last century.