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    precede - Dictionary definition and meaning for word precede

    (verb) be earlier in time; go back further
    Synonyms : antecede , antedate , forego , forgo , predate
    Example Sentence
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
    (verb) come before
    Synonyms : predate
    Example Sentence
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify
    (verb) be the predecessor of
    Synonyms : come before
    Example Sentence
    • Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands
    (verb) move ahead (of others) in time or space
    Synonyms : lead
    (verb) furnish with a preface or introduction
    Synonyms : introduce , preface , premise
    Example Sentence
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution
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