verb \ˌan-tə-ˈsēd\

Definition of ANTECEDE

transitive verb
:  precede

Examples of ANTECEDE

  1. <the 19th-century Pre-Raphaelites claimed to base their principles and practices on the Italian art that anteceded Raphael and other masters of the High Renaissance>

Origin of ANTECEDE

Latin antecedere
First Known Use: 1624

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