Definition of precede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    precede

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//prɪˈsid//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they precede
     
    he / she / it precedes
     
    past simple preceded
     
    -ing form preceding
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] precede (somebody/something) to happen before something or come before something or someone in order the years preceding the war His resignation was preceded by weeks of speculation. She preceded me in the job. See the preceding chapter. It had happened during the preceding year.
  2. 2[transitive] precede somebody + adv./prep. to go in front of someone She preceded him out of the room.
  3. Phrasal Verbsprecede something with something
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