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Definition 1: a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for preface in the sense of this definition

(preface is a kind of ...) the first section of a communication

(... is part of preface) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

Definition 2: furnish with a preface or introduction - [verb of communication]

Samples where preface 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 preface in the sense of this definition

(preface 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 preface ) make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

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

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