verb (used with object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
- precautionary principle,
Origin of precede
Examples from the Web for preceded
Newman asked the audience, referring to a comedy troupe that preceded Newman.
Like other great pioneers, she took to heart what she had learned from the finest of those who preceded her.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In reality, what preceded many of the clashes is difficult to tell.
What were the significant records, memoirs, and other reveals that preceded this book?Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image?|Scott Porch|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Washington, the conversation about impeachment is preceded by a conversation about a conversation about impeachment.
If we went to the theatre we went in full dress, preceded by torch-bearers to the princely box.My Own Affairs|Louise, Princess of Belgium
Had the busy 298manager followed or preceded the philosopher's footsteps, step by step, up through them all?The Shakespearean Myth|Appleton Morgan
The Day of Pentecost was preceded by a period of ten days' waiting and spiritual repose.
In the first place, let us give some account of the works of the same class which preceded and perhaps patterned it.The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.)|Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
But every book, if it aspires to be a guide to life, must contain of the eternal truth what was in the one that preceded it.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
Word Origin for precede
early 15c., "lead the way; occur before," from Middle French preceder and directly from Latin praecedere "to go before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Meaning "to walk in front of" is late 15c.; that of "to go before in rank or importance" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Preceded; preceding.