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Definitions of precede:
  • verb:   be the predecessor of
    Example: "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
  • verb:   come before
    Example: "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
  • verb:   furnish with a preface or introduction
    Example: "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"
  • verb:   move ahead (of others) in time or space
  • verb:   be earlier in time; go back further
    Example: "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

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