Translation of precede in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /prɪˈsiːd/


  • 1.1 (in time, space) preceder a, anteceder a in the months preceding the invasion en los meses que precedieron or antecedieron a la invasión dismissal must be preceded by a warning el despido debe ir precedido de un aviso the King was preceded by his courtiers el rey iba precedido de sus cortesanos 1.2 (outrank) tener* prioridad or precedencia sobre
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    • From there it goes into the long samurai history, each chapter preceded with a page of settings and players to fully set the scene.
    • Still, I drew it on the page immediately preceding the most killer page in the whole book.
    • The specification proper is preceded by a three page End User License Agreement, in small type.


  • 1.1 (come before) preceder 1.2
    (preceding present participle/participio presente)
    [day/year] anterior; [page/paragraph/chapter] anterior, precedente
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    • Elections are won and lost not in the four weeks of campaigning but in the long battle of ideas that precedes them.
    • There was no mention in the evidence of any explosion preceding this observation.
    • One witness reported hearing an explosion precede the fire.

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