- præcede (archaic)
- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹəˈsiːd/, /pɹɪˈsiːd/, /pɹiːˈsiːd/
- Rhymes: -iːd
- (transitive) To go before, go in front of.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book IX”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- But harm precedes not sin: onely our Foe / Tempting affronts us with his foul esteem / Of our integritie
- 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter I, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292, book IV:
- This is the custom of sending on a basket-woman, who is to precede the pomp at a coronation, and to strew the stage with flowers, before the great personages begin their procession.
- (transitive) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
- (transitive) To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
- (go before): forego
- (go before): succeed
go before, go in front of
have higher rank than
precede (plural precedes)
- Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)