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- præcede (archaic)
- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹəˈsiːd/, /pɹɪˈsiːd/, /pɹiːˈsiːd/
Audio (RP) (file)
- Rhymes: -iːd
- (transitive) To go before, go in front of.
- Cultural genocide precedes physical genocide.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book IX”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- But harm precedes not sin: onely our Foe / Tempting affronts us with his foul esteem / Of our integritie
- 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter I, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar […], OCLC 928184292, book IV:
- This is the custom of sending on a basket-woman, who is to precede the pomp at a coronation, and to strew the stage with flowers, before the great personages begin their procession.
- 1960 February, R. C. Riley, “The London-Birmingham services - Past, Present and Future”, in Trains Illustrated, page 102:
- An interesting feature in the weeks preceding the diversions was the provision of a road-learning train to familiarise main line drivers with the alternative route.
- (transitive) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
- (transitive) To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
go before, go in front of
have higher rank than
precede (plural precedes)
- Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
- Rhymes: -ɛde