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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

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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
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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

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