Precede meaning

prĭ-sēd
To be in front of or prior to in order.

A precedes B in the alphabet.

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To go in advance of.

A marching band preceded the float.

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To be before in time, order, or position.
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To precede is defined as to go before or introduce.

An example of to precede is to be the first in line.

An example of to precede is to publicly welcome a speaker at an event.

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To come, exist, or occur before in time.

A lecture preceded the movie.

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To be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance.
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To preface; introduce.

Preceded her lecture with a funny anecdote.

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To go before, go in front of.
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(intransitive) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
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To introduce with prefatory remarks, etc.
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To be, come, or go before.
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To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
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Precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
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Origin of precede

  • Middle English preceden from Old French preceder from Latin praecēdere prae- pre- cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin praecÄ“dō, from prae- + cÄ“dō

    From Wiktionary