Definitions for precedeprɪˈsid
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predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)
be earlier in time; go back further
"Stone tools precede bronze tools"
"Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
precede, come before(verb)
be the predecessor of
"Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
move ahead (of others) in time or space
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"
To go before, go in front of.
To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
Origin: Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō
to go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything
to go before in place, rank, or importance
to cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object
Origin: [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. prceder. See Pre-, and Cede.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'precede' in Verbs Frequency: #877
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
Financial rewards follow accomplishment; they don't precede it.
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
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