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Definition 1: furnish with a preface or introduction - [verb of communication]

Samples where precede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
  • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Synonyms for precede in the sense of this definition

(precede is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of precede ) make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

(... is a kind of precede ) write or speak a prologue

Definition 2: move ahead (of others) in time or space - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for precede in the sense of this definition

(precede is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of precede ) travel in front of; go in advance of others

"The procession was headed by John"

Samples where precede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands

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Definition 4: be earlier in time; go back further - [verb of stative]

Samples where precede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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Definition 5: come before - [verb of stative]

Samples where precede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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(precede is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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