Definitions for precedeprɪˈsid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•cedeprɪˈsid(v.)-ced•ed, -ced•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to go before, as in place, rank, importance, or time.

  2. to introduce by something preliminary; preface.

  3. (v.i.)to go or come before.

Origin of precede:

1325–75; ME < L praecēdere. See pre -, cede


Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

  2. precede, predate(verb)

    come before

    "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

  3. precede, come before(verb)

    be the predecessor of

    "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"

  4. precede, lead(verb)

    move ahead (of others) in time or space

  5. precede, preface, premise, introduce(verb)

    furnish with a preface or introduction

    "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. precede(verb)ɪˈsid

    to come before

    the winds preceding the storm; the person who preceded me in my job; the picture on the preceding page

  2. precedeɪˈsid

    to walk or travel in front of

    an ambulance preceded by a police car


  1. precede(Verb)

    To go before, go in front of.

  2. precede(Verb)

    To have higher rank than (someone or something else).

  3. Origin: Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precede(verb)

    to go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything

  2. Precede(verb)

    to go before in place, rank, or importance

  3. Precede(verb)

    to cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precede' in Verbs Frequency: #877

Anagrams of precede

  1. creeped

Translations for precede

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go, happen etc before

She preceded him into the room.

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