precede

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See also: precedé, précède, and précédé

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Etymology[edit]

Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō

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precede (third-person singular simple present precedes, present participle preceding, simple past and past participle preceded)

  1. (transitive) To go before, go in front of.
    • Milton
      Harm precedes not sin.
  2. (intransitive) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
    • Kent
      It is usual to precede hostilities by a public declaration.
  3. (transitive) To have higher rank than (someone or something else).

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Noun[edit]

  1. precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)

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Italian[edit]

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precede

  1. third-person singular present indicative of precedere

Portuguese[edit]

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precede

  1. third-person singular present indicative of preceder
  2. second-person singular imperative of preceder

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Verb[edit]

precede

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of preceder.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of preceder.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of preceder.