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v. -ced•ed, -ced•ing. v.t.
If you proceed (/prəsiːd/) to do something, you do it after you have finished doing something else.
In stories and formal English, if someone proceeds in a particular direction, they go in that direction.
To precede (/prɪsiːd/) an event means to happen before it. Precede is a formal word.
Past participle: preceded
|Verb||1.||precede - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"|
|2.||precede - come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"|
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
|3.||precede - be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"|
|4.||precede - move ahead (of others) in time or space|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
follow - to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
|5.||precede - 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"|
preamble - make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
precede[prɪˈsiːd] VT (in space, time, rank) → preceder, anteceder
he let me precede him through the door → me dejó pasar por la puerta a mí primero
the concert was preceded by a talk → el concierto vino precedido de una charla
his reputation had preceded him → su reputación jugaba en contra de él
for a month preceding this → durante un mes anterior a esto
to be preceded by sth → être précédé par qch
The earthquake was preceded by several smaller tremors → Le tremblement de terre a été précédé par plusieurs secousses plus petites.