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English verb: precede

1. precede (stative) be earlier in time; go back further


SamplesStone tools precede bronze tools.


Synonymsantecede, antedate, forego, forgo, predate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Antonymspostdate, follow

2. precede (stative) come before


SamplesMost English adjectives precede the noun they modify.


Synonymspredate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lie

3. precede (social) be the predecessor of


SamplesBill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands.


Synonymscome before


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Antonymscome after, succeed, follow

4. precede (motion) move ahead (of others) in time or space


Synonymslead


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)head, lead


Antonymsfollow

5. precede (communication) furnish with a preface or introduction


SamplesShe always precedes her lectures with a joke.
He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution.


Synonymsintroduce, preface, premise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)preamble, prologise, prologize, prologuize









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