Precede Definition

prĭ-sēd
preceded, precedes, preceding
verb
preceded, precedes, preceding
To be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance.
Webster's New World
To be in front of or prior to in order.
A precedes B in the alphabet.
American Heritage
To be, come, or go before.
Webster's New World
To introduce with prefatory remarks, etc.
Webster's New World
To be before in time, order, or position.
American Heritage
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noun
Precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
Wiktionary

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 praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō

    From Wiktionary

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