verb (used with object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
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Origin of precede
OTHER WORDS FROM precedepre·ced·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH precedeprecede , proceed
Words nearby precede
Example sentences from the Web for precede
He had a special knife designed to cut the dense loaf, and a ceremony to precede cutting the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, there are delicate negotiations that precede such an event.
We see it as an appetizer that could precede a glorious banquet.
To the invitation to precede him she readily responded, and, with a bow to the Seneschal, she began to walk across the apartment.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He made way for her to precede him in the narrow wood path, and then silently followed her up the glen.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
As causes precede effects, the causal order and the time order generally coincide.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
There was something almost ghastly in this terrific silence which could only precede some unnatural tumult.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
It was only on the first landing that the servant stood aside with the tray to allow me to precede her.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions