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preceding

Overview of verb precede

1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate -- (be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools")

2. precede, predate -- (come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify")

3. precede, come before -- (be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands")

4. precede, lead -- (move ahead (of others) in time or space)

5. precede, preface, premise, introduce -- (furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution")


Overview of adj preceding

1. preceding -- (existing or coming before)

2. past, preceding, retiring -- (of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board")



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