Definition of Precede

1. Verb. Be earlier in time; go back further. "Stone tools precede bronze tools"




2. Verb. Come before. "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
Exact synonyms: Predate
Generic synonyms: Lie
Derivative terms: Precedent, Precedent, Precession

3. Verb. Be the predecessor of. "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
Exact synonyms: Come Before
Derivative terms: Precedence, Precession, Predecessor
Antonyms: Succeed

4. Verb. Move ahead (of others) in time or space.
Exact synonyms: Lead
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Head, Lead
Antonyms: Follow
Derivative terms: Precedency

5. Verb. Furnish with a preface or introduction. "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
Exact synonyms: Introduce, Preface, Premise
Specialized synonyms: Preamble, Prologise, Prologize, Prologuize
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Introductory, Introductory, Preface

Definition of Precede

1. v. t. To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything.

Definition of Precede

1. Verb. To go before, go in front of. ¹

2. Verb. To have higher rank than (someone or something else). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precede

1. to go before [v -CEDED, -CEDING, -CEDES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precede

precaudal
precaution
precautional
precautionarily
precautionary
precautioned
precautioning
precautions
precautious
precautiously
precautiousness
precava
precavae
precaval
precedaneous
precede (current term)
preceded
precedence
precedences
precedencies
precedency
precedent
precedented
precedentedly
precedential
precedentially
precedenting
precedently
precedents
precedes

Literary usage of Precede

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1. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"But with to precede . , e . . . , the Commons. The feeling that a grant should only be an answer to satisfied petitions, can be first traced in the ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1890)
"DID THE BOOMERANG precede THE BOW AND ARROW? The study of the primitive relics ... The enquiry is whether the boomerang did not precede the bow and arrow in ..."

3. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"In the history of the human mind, these glowing and ruddy fables precede the noonday thoughts of men, as Aurora the sun's rays. ..."

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