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Precede (v. t.) To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything.
Precede (v. t.) To go before in place, rank, or importance.
Precede (v. t.) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object.
Preceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Precede
Preceding (a.) Going before; -- opposed to following.
Preceding (a.) In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2.