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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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