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Synonyms for precede
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

    Synonyms:
    lead, foreswear, predate, antedate, come before, dispense with, raven, forfeit, premise, forego, give up, waive, throw overboard, prey, forgo, relinquish, preface, antecede, introduce, foredate

    Antonyms:
    come after, follow, succeed

  2. precede, predate(verb)

    come before

    "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

    Synonyms:
    introduce, lead, forego, antedate, antecede, forgo, preface, raven, foredate, prey, premise, come before, predate

    Antonyms:
    follow, succeed, come after

  3. precede, come before(verb)

    be the predecessor of

    "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"

    Synonyms:
    introduce, lead, forego, antedate, antecede, forgo, preface, premise, come before, predate

    Antonyms:
    succeed, follow, come after

  4. precede, lead(verb)

    move ahead (of others) in time or space

    Synonyms:
    lead, conduce, antecede, predate, antedate, chair, forgo, come before, result, guide, forego, direct, extend, top, run, premise, preface, take, moderate, pass, leave, conduct, contribute, introduce, go, head

    Antonyms:
    follow, come after, succeed

  5. precede, preface, premise, introduce(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    forgo, innovate, stick in, bring out, enter, predate, antedate, premiss, come before, put in, bring in, inaugurate, forego, insert, usher in, enclose, infix, premise, present, lead, preface, antecede, introduce, inclose, acquaint

    Antonyms:
    follow, succeed, come after

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precede

    Synonyms:
    lead, introduce, herald, go before, usher, head

    Antonyms:
    succeed, follow

Editors Contribution

  1. antedate

    Submitted by anonymous on May 6, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precede(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    go before (in place or in time), go ahead of, take the lead of, be anterior to, take precedence of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "precede":

    precedes

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How to use precede in a sentence?

  1. Harry F. Banks:

    Financial rewards follow accomplishment; they don't precede it.

  2. Sartaj Aziz:

    It is therefore important that preconditions are not attached to the start of the negotiation process. This we argue will be counterproductive, the threat of use of military action against irreconcilables cannot precede the offer of talks to all the groups.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Beautiful thoughts precede a beautiful life.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.

  5. Sarah Ban Breathnach:

    Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.


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