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Overview of verb precede

The verb precede has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (9) predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate

(be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools")

2. (6) precede, predate

(come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify")

3. (3) precede, come before

(be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands")

4. (1) precede, lead

(move ahead (of others) in time or space)

5. precede, preface, premise, introduce

(furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution")


Overview of adj preceding

The adj preceding has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) preceding

(existing or coming before)

2. past, preceding, retiring

(of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board")

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