Textual thesaurus for "precede"

(verb) 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

(verb) lead

move ahead (of others) in time or space

(verb) come before

be the predecessor of

Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands

(verb) predate

come before

Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

(verb) forego, forgo, predate, antecede, antedate

be earlier in time; go back further

Stone tools precede bronze tools