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English noun: preface

1. preface (communication) a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

Synonymsforeword, prolusion

Broader (hypernym)introduction

Part meronymtext, textual matter

English verb: preface

1. preface (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, precede, premise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

Narrower (hyponym)preamble, prologise, prologize, prologuize

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