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PRECEDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does precede mean? 

PRECEDE (verb)
  The verb PRECEDE has 5 senses:

1. be earlier in time; go back further
2. come before
3. be the predecessor of
4. move ahead (of others) in time or space
5. furnish with a preface or introduction

  Familiarity information: PRECEDE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRECEDE (verb)


Sense 1precede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be earlier in time; go back further

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

antecede; antedate; forego; precede; predate; forgo

Context example:

Stone tools precede bronze tools

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2precede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come before

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

predate; precede

Context example:

Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

Hypernyms (to "precede" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3precede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be the predecessor of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

come before; precede

Context example:

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

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

succeed (be the successor (of))


Sense 4precede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move ahead (of others) in time or space

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

precede; lead

Hypernyms (to "precede" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "precede"):

head; lead (travel in front of; go in advance of others)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Antonym:

follow (to travel behind, go after, come after)


Sense 5precede [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with a preface or introduction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

preface; premise; precede; introduce

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "precede" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "precede"):

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

prologise; prologize; prologuize (write or speak a prologue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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