verb (used with object), an·te·ced·ed, an·te·ced·ing.
to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
predate, foreshadow, anticipate, presage, stand, outrank, head, harbinger, lead, pioneer, time, introduce, herald, pace, scout, usher, rank, preface, antedate, guide
Origin of antecede
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We know of a certainty, however, that the patron saints of individuals did not antecede those of the Church itself.Elements of Folk Psychology
(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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early 15c., from Latin antecedere "to go before" (see antecedent). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.
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