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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

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

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

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

Strong convictions precede great actions.
James Freeman Clarke

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