precede

  • 1 précédé — précédé, ée (pré sé dé, dée) part. passé de précéder. Qui a devant soi quelqu un. •   Et, précédé des jeux, des grâces, des plaisirs, Il vole aux champs français sur l aile des zéphirs, VOLT. Henr. IX..    Fig. •   Précédé au barreau par cette… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 2 Precede — Pre*cede , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preceding}.] [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. pr[ e]ceder. See {Pre }, and {Cede}.] 1. To go before in order of time; to occur first with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 precede — precede, proceed Note that precede, meaning ‘to go before’ is spelt cede, whereas proceed, meaning ‘to go ahead’, is spelt ceed …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 precede — ► VERB 1) come or go before in time, order, or position. 2) (precede with) preface or introduce (something) with. DERIVATIVES preceding adjective. ORIGIN Latin praecedere go before …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 precede — I verb antecede, antecedere, antedate, antegredi, anteire, anticipate, be ahead of, come before, come first, forerun, go ahead of, go before, go in advance, go in front of, harbinger, herald, introduce, lead, lead the way, pave the way, pioneer,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 precede — (v.) early 15c., to occur before, from M.Fr. preceder, from L. praecedere to go before, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + cedere to go (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). Meaning to walk in front of is late 15c.; that of to go before in rank or impor …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 precede — [v] go ahead of antecede, antedate, anticipate, be ahead of, come first, forerun, foreshadow, go before, go in advance, guide, harbinger, have a head start*, head, head up, herald, in space, introduce, lead, light the way*, outrank, pace, pave… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 precedé — Precedé, [preced]ée. part. pass. Il a les significations de son verbe …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 precede — [prē sēd′, prisēd′] vt. preceded, preceding [ME preceden < MFr précéder < L praecedere: see PRE & CEDE] 1. to be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance 2. to introduce with prefatory remarks, etc. vi. to be, come, or …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 precede — verb ADVERB ▪ directly, immediately ▪ in the moments which immediately preceded the earthquake ▪ generally, often, typically, usually ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 PRECEDE — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index precede noun ancestor (2), ancestry, façade, face (2), front, future, lead, leader, precedence adjective …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 precede — [[t]prɪsi͟ːd[/t]] precedes, preceding, preceded 1) VERB If one event or period of time precedes another, it happens before it. [FORMAL] [V n] Intensive negotiations between the main parties preceded the vote... [be V ed by n] The earthquake was… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 precede */*/ — UK [prɪˈsiːd] / US [prɪˈsɪd] verb [transitive] Word forms precede : present tense I/you/we/they precede he/she/it precedes present participle preceding past tense preceded past participle preceded 1) a) to happen or exist before another person or …

    English dictionary

  • 14 precede — v.tr. 1 a come or go before in time, order, importance, etc. (preceding generations; the preceding paragraph; sons of barons precede baronets). b walk etc. in front of (preceded by our guide). 2 (foll. by by) cause to be preceded (must precede… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 precede — precedable, adj. /pri seed /, v., preceded, preceding, n. v.t. 1. to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time. 2. to introduce by something preliminary; preface: to precede one s statement with a qualification. v.i. 3. to go or… …

    Universalium

  • 16 precede — See precede, proceed …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17 precede — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. go before, come first, be ahead of, take precedence over, preface, introduce, usher in, ring in, herald, forerun, antecede, head, lead, run ahead, go ahead, scout, light the way, go in advance, come before, antedate, come… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 precede — [14] Precede is one of a large family of English words (including concede, proceed, succeed, and of course cede) which go back ultimately to Latin cēdere ‘go away, withdraw, yield’. In this case the ancestor was Latin praecēdere ‘go before’, a… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 precede — verb come or go before in time, order, or position. ↘(precede something with) preface something with. Derivatives preceding adjective Origin ME: from OFr. preceder, from L. praecedere, from prae before + cedere go …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 precede — [c]/priˈsid / (say pree seed) verb (preceded, preceding) –verb (t) 1. to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time. 2. to introduce by something preliminary; preface. –verb (i) 3. to go or come before. {Middle English precede(n),… …

    Australian English dictionary


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