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antecede Line breaks: ante|cede
Pronunciation: /antɪˈsiːd/

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Definition of antecede in English:


[with object]
Come before (something) in time, order, or position; precede: investigative reporting long antecedes the invention of miniature cameras
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  • These works generally narrate events of the century 930–1030, and thus antecede the composition of the sagas by at least 200 years.
  • And, of course, questions of sense antecede questions of empirical truth - for if something makes no sense, it can be neither true nor false.
  • He has been the Press Director of the Atlantic Club in Sofia anteceding a career in the American-owned Radio Free Europe.


Late Middle English: from Latin antecedere, from ante 'before' + cedere 'go'.

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