Definitions for: Precede


[v] be the predecessor of
[v] move ahead (of others) in time or space
[v] come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
[v] be earlier in time; go back further



Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*cede", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preceded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Preceding.] [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before
+ cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. pr['e]ceder. See
Pre-, and Cede.]
1. To go before in order of time; to occur first with
relation to anything. ``Harm precedes not sin.'' --Milton.

2. To go before in place, rank, or importance.

3. To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used
with by or with before the instrumental object. [R.]

It is usual to precede hostilities by a public
declaration. --Kent.

Synonyms: antecede, antedate, come before, forego, lead, predate

Antonyms: come after, follow, follow, follow, postdate, succeed

See Also: go, head, lie, locomote, move, travel

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