[ pri-seed ]
/ prɪˈsid /
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.
Journalism. copy printed at the beginning of a news story presenting late bulletins, editorial notes, or prefatory remarks.
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OTHER WORDS FROM precedepre·ced·a·ble, adjectiveun·pre·ced·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH precedeprecede , proceed
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Example sentences from the Web for precede
An Arctic night—unpreceded by twilight—fell, and there dawned the sabbath of the witches.The Big Bow Mystery|I. Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for precede
/ (prɪˈsiːd) /
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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