precede

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See also: precedé, précède, and précédé

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From Middle French précéder, from 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.
    Cultural genocide precedes physical genocide.
  2. (transitive) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
  3. (transitive) To have higher rank than (someone or something else).

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  • Not to be confused with proceed.
  • This word is commonly misspelt as preceed.

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Noun[edit]

precede (plural precedes)

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

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precede

  1. third-person singular present indicative of precedere

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precede

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

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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.