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precede

 
Verb precede has 5 senses
  1. predate, precede, forego, antecede, antedate - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
    Derived forms: noun precession2, noun precedent1, noun precedency2, noun precedence2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. precede, predate - come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
    --2 is one way to lie
    Derived forms: noun precession2, noun precedent4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. precede, come before - be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
    Antonyms: succeed, come after, follow
    Derived forms: noun precession2, noun predecessor1, noun precedence3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. precede, lead - move ahead (of others) in time or space
    --4 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonyms: follow
    Derived form: noun precedency3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. precede, preface, premise, introduce - 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"
    --5 is one way to state, say, tell
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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