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Definition of Precede


  1. To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything.
  2. To go before in place, rank, or importance.
  3. To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object.

Precede Quotations

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

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
Elie Wiesel

Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life.
Thomas S. Monson

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
Alan Perlis

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.
Thomas Aquinas
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Precede Translations

precede in Dutch is voorafgaan, voorzijn
precede in German is vorausgehen, vorangehen
precede in Portuguese is preceda
precede in Spanish is preceder