What does precede mean?
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predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedateverb
be earlier in time; go back further
"Stone tools precede bronze tools"
"Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
precede, come beforeverb
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, introduceverb
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).
Etymology: Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: præcedo, Lat. preceder, Fr.
How are we happy, still in fear of harm;
But harm precedes not sin. John Milton.
Arius and Pelagius durst provoke,
To what the centuries preceding spoke: Dryden.
The ruin of a state is generally preceded by an universal degeneracy of manners and contempt of religion. Jonathan Swift.
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
Etymology: [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. prceder. See Pre-, and Cede.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pre-sēd′, v.t. to go before in time, rank, or importance.—v.i. to be before in time, or place. [Fr. précéder—L. præcedĕre—præ, before, cedĕre, go.]
Proceed vs. Precede -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Proceed and Precede.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'precede' in Verbs Frequency: #877
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The numerical value of precede in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of precede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of precede in a Sentence
Current diagnosis of dementia is strongly based on memory symptoms, which we know now are occurring when the disease is quite advanced, instead, emerging evidence shows that subtle spatial navigation and awareness deficits can precede memory symptoms by many years.
Financial rewards follow accomplishment; they don't precede it.
Self-help must precede help from others. Even for making certain of help from heaven, one has to help oneself.
A Compliment should precede any form of correction...
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
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