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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·cede /prɪˈsid/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cede v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Preceding.]
 1. To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything. “Harm precedes not sin.”
 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. [R.]
    It is usual to precede hostilities by a public declaration.   --Kent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede
           bronze tools" [syn: predate, forego, antecede, antedate]
           [ant: postdate]
      2: come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they
         modify" [syn: predate]
      3: be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line
         of Susan's husbands" [syn: come before] [ant: succeed]
      4: move ahead (of others) in time or space [syn: lead] [ant:
      5: 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" [syn: preface, premise,