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precede

pre·cede

precede

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sid
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: preceded, precedes, preceding
definition 1: to come before in time.
January precedes February.Our flight preceded theirs by two hours.Baseball games are usually preceded by the singing of the national anthem.
synonyms:
antecede, antedate
antonyms:
follow, succeed
similar words:
predate
definition 2: to come before in rank, order, or importance.
The captain's command precedes that of the lieutenant.
synonyms:
antecede
antonyms:
follow, succeed
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to occur or go before.
antonyms:
follow, succeed
Word Parts
The word precede contains the following parts:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-
 
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield