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  Definition of precede
  1. 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"
  2. move ahead (of others) in time or space
  3. be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan''s husbands"
  4. come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
  5. be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
Similar Words: preface, premise, introduce, lead, come before, predate, forego, antecede, antedate

 

Hyponyms: preamble, prologize, prologuize, prologise, lead, head

 

Derivational Morphology: foreword, preface, prolusion, precession, precedence, precedency, predecessor, precedent, priority, antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, antecedent, case in point

 

 
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