Definitions for precede

Definitions for (verb) precede

Main entry: precede, preface, premise, introduce

Definition: furnish with a preface or introduction

Usage: She always precedes her lectures with a joke; He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Main entry: precede, lead

Definition: move ahead (of others) in time or space

Main entry: precede, come before

Definition: be the predecessor of

Usage: Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands

Main entry: precede, predate

Definition: come before

Usage: Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

Main entry: forego, forgo, precede, predate, antecede, antedate

Definition: be earlier in time; go back further

Usage: Stone tools precede bronze tools

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