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Adjective
Existing or coming before in time or order
“Now that I've said that, allow me to apologize for the grandiloquence and pomposity of that preceding paragraph.”
Adjective
Of, relating to, belonging to, or occurring in, a former time (near the beginning)
more ❯
Adjective
Most senior
Adjective
Modifying a noun, while in the same phrase as that noun
Preposition
(previous to) Coming or happening before
Adverb
Before an action or event
Verb
Present participle for to occur before an event or time
“Symptoms of the common cold usually precede onset.”
Verb
Present participle for go in front or ahead of
“He let her precede him through the gate.”
Verb
Present participle for preface or introduce something with
“So in what I hope will become an annual tradition, I will precede any prospect list with a look back at the finds of the draft.”
Verb
Present participle for to predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
Verb
Present participle for to announce the arrival of something
Verb
Preparing the ground
Verb
Present participle for create the circumstances to enable (something) to happen or be done
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