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antecede

[ an-tuh-seed ]
/ 藢忙n t蓹藞sid /
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verb (used with object), an路te路ced路ed, an路te路ced路ing.
to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
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Origin of antecede

First recorded in 1615鈥25, antecede is from the Latin word antec膿dere to go before, precede, excel, surpass. See ante-, cede
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How to use antecede in a sentence

  • We know of a certainty, however, that the patron saints of individuals did not antecede those of the Church itself.

British Dictionary definitions for antecede

antecede
/ (藢忙nt瑟藞si藧d) /

verb
(tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede

Word Origin for antecede

C17: from Latin antec膿dere, from c膿dere to go
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