[ UK /pɹɪsˈiːd/ ]
[ US /pɹɪˈsid/ ]
  1. come before
    Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify
  2. move ahead (of others) in time or space
  3. furnish with a preface or introduction
    She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution
  4. be earlier in time; go back further
    Stone tools precede bronze tools
  5. be the predecessor of
    Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands
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How To Use precede In A Sentence

  • There is already a great deal of precedent since polygamy has been widely practiced throughout history.
  • The financial managers and economic wizards are happy that Pakistan has achieved a level of macro-economic stabilization, which is spectacular and unprecedented.
  • He has received several teaching awards, as well as the unprecedented award of being ‘the most quotable professor’ by MathSoc.
  • Carson's voice on the phone was preceded by that of a lawyer who asked if I would mind listening to Johnny while he spoke his piece, which sounds like even daffier a concept now than it did then. Nights with Johnny Carson: As long as it's been, we still long for them
  • Furthermore, functional and structural divergence might, in some cases, precede rather than follow gene duplication.
  • Additionally, a polyclonal intracerebral inflammatory response may precede the proliferation of monoclonal malignant lymphoid cells.
  • Open source software is often portrayed as a breakthrough in the free and open exchange of intellectual property, without precedent in the prevailing global capitalist mentality.
  • Negotiations will be preceded by what the leaders called a "scoping exercise" to ensure that both side share the same goals and level of ambition for the negotiations. The Seattle Times
  • The goal to attack the spiralling cost of public services may be laudable, but the precedent is dangerous.
  • Every now and then a graceful movement of his left arm through the air preceded his entry into the music, as though he were offering a cue to an imaginary force.
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