[ an-tuh-seed ]
/ ˌæn təˈsid /
verb (used with object), an·te·ced·ed, an·te·ced·ing.
to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
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Examples from the Web for antecede
We know of a certainty, however, that the patron saints of individuals did not antecede those of the Church itself.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
British Dictionary definitions for antecede
/ (ˌæntɪˈsiːd) /
(tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
Word Origin for antecede
C17: from Latin antecēdere, from cēdere to go
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