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precede

[ pri-seed ]
/ prɪˈsid /
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verb (used with object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.

to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time.
to introduce by something preliminary; preface: to precede one's statement with a qualification.

verb (used without object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.

to go or come before.

noun

Journalism. copy printed at the beginning of a news story presenting late bulletins, editorial notes, or prefatory remarks.

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Origin of precede

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English preceden, from Latin praecēdere; see pre-, cede

OTHER WORDS FROM precede

pre·ced·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH precede

precede , proceed
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British Dictionary definitions for precede

precede
/ (prɪˈsiːd) /

verb

to go or be before (someone or something) in time, place, rank, etc
(tr) to preface or introduce

Word Origin for precede

C14: via Old French from Latin praecēdere to go before, from prae before + cēdere to move
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