Precede

Definition of Precede

Pre`cede´
v. t.1.To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything.
[imp. & p. p. Preceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Preceding.]
2.To go before in place, rank, or importance.
3.To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; - used with by or with before the instrumental object.
It is usual to precede hostilities by a public declaration.
- Kent.

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