HyperDic: precede

English > 5 senses of the word precede:
VERBstativeprecede, predate, forego, forgo, antecede, antedatebe earlier in time
stativeprecede, predatecome before
socialprecede, come beforebe the predecessor of
motionprecede, leadmove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space
communicationprecede, preface, premise, introducefurnish with a preface or introduction
precede > pronunciation
Soundsprihsiy'd
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > precede: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe earlier in time; go back further.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Stone tools precede bronze tools"
Synonymspredate, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate
Oppositepostdate, followBe later in time
Spanishanteceder, preceder
Catalanantecedir, precedir
Adjectivesprecedentpreceding in time, order, or significance
Nounsprecedence, precedencypreceding in time
precedentan example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
precessionthe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
English > precede: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningcome before.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
Synonympredate
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
Spanishanteceder, antedatar, preceder
Catalanprecedir
Adjectivesprecedentpreceding in time, order, or significance
Nounsprecedenta subject / subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
precessionthe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
English > precede: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBe the predecessor of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
Synonymcome before
Oppositesucceed, come after, followBe the successor (of)
Spanishpreceder
Catalanprecedir
Nounsprecession, precedencethe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
predecessorone who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
English > precede: 5 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymlead
Narrowerlead, headTravel in front of
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
OppositefollowTo travel behind, go after, come after
Spanishanteceder, preceder
Catalanprecedir
Nounsprecedencythe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
English > precede: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningFurnish with a preface or introduction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She always precedes her lectures with a joke"
Synonymspreface, premise, introduce
Narrowerpreamblemake a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
prologize, prologuize, prologiseWrite or speak a prologue
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishanteceder, comenzar, introducer, introducir, preceder

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