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precede

[ pri-seed ]
/ pr瑟藞sid /
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verb (used with object), pre路ced路ed, pre路ced路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路ced路ed, pre路ced路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鈥75; Middle English preceden, from Latin praec膿dere; see pre-, cede

OTHER WORDS FROM precede

pre路ced路a路ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH precede

precede , proceed
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British Dictionary definitions for precede

precede
/ (pr瑟藞si藧d) /

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 praec膿dere to go before, from prae before + c膿dere to move
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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