- to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
Origin of antecede
Related Words for antecedingpredate, foreshadow, anticipate, presage, stand, outrank, head, harbinger, lead, pioneer, time, introduce, herald, pace, scout, usher, rank, preface, antedate, guide
Examples from the Web for anteceding
Historical Examples of anteceding
Accordingly, the idea was again adopted that, anteceding marriage, there was an original state of promiscuity.
Here also, just as at the beginning of the anteceding age, there are numerous reciprocal relations between these various factors.
A glance at the anteceding pages of this libellus me-sheweth poor Will Roper at ye season his love-fitt for me was at its height.
- (tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
Word Origin for antecede
early 15c., from Latin antecedere "to go before" (see antecedent). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.