[ pri-sent ]
/ prɪˈsɛnt /
verb (used with object)
to lead as a precentor in singing.
verb (used without object)
to act as a precentor.
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Origin of precent
First recorded in 1725–35; back formation from precentor
Words nearby precent
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Factor those dividends in, and our loss still runs about 27 precent—more than six times the decline of the S&P 500.