- simple past tense and past participle of precede
Variant of precede
transitive verbpreceded, preceding
- to be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance
- to introduce with prefatory remarks, etc.
Origin of precedeMiddle English preceden ; from Middle French précéder ; from Classical Latin praecedere: see pre- and amp; cede
to be, come, or go before