1. be earlier in time; go back further
    Stone tools precede bronze tools
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How To Use antecede In A Sentence

  • These astragali have four clearly defined surfaces and were probably the antecedents of the ordinary six-faced cube or die, specimens of which are datable as far back as 3000 B.C.
  • ‘If lying is wrong, then he will lie,’ has an antecedent whose embedded content is the same as a statement predicating the property on which the speakers moral disapproval supervenes.
  • Here you have in very simplified terms the antecedents of modern Greece. Giorgos Seferis - Nobel Lecture
  • A†’ B.there exists some form of connection between the antecedent A and the succedent B. Axiom A4, for example, is bad in this respect. Connexive Logic
  • This was an obligement never to be forgotten; and the more to be consider’d, because antecedent to her love. Dedication
  • In these cases it is obvious that the pronouns don't refer, so they can't be coreferential with their antecedents, either. Discourse Representation Theory
  • One of the reasons I strongly recommend using antecedents is that if you say your story is like ROMANCING THE STONE and LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, it tells me you have a woman hero in an inflated action story that’s going after adrenaline and excitement. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » INTERVIEW: Michael Hauge, Part 1
  • Paradox seems to arise when conditional statements have subcontrary statements as antecedent and consequent.
  • The philosophical doctrine that every event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedents that are independent of the human will.
  • Indeed, despite antecedent ideas and practices, modern acupuncture, with such strange aspects as electro - acupuncture, may never have existed in traditional China in anything like the form that it is practised today.
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