Examples of precede in a Sentence
Minutes before 10:30 p.m. in China, the stadium pulsed with the emotions that always precede a 100-meter final. —Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated, 25 Aug. 2008
But research has now shown that so-called responses to rhythm actually precede the external beat. We anticipate the beat … —Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia, 2007
The print media ape the manners of television, and on television form precedes content, emotion replaces thought, legend substitutes for history, fiction dictates to fact. —Lewis H. Lapham, Harper's, September 1998
Riots preceded the civil war.
She preceded him into the room.
The country became more conservative in the years that preceded his election.
The new mayor is very different from the person who preceded her in office.
The meeting was preceded by a brief welcoming speech.
The chairman preceded the meeting with a brief welcoming speech.
Recent Examples of precede from the Web
The surprises here are the experimental, motorised sculptures that preceded these classic, familiar works.
A small ceremony for 15 family members at Georgetown’s Copley Crypt Chapel preceded lunch at DC’s power canteen Café Milano.
The vote on the agreement is expected to take place during a special meeting of the City Council that will precede a 7 p.m. committee of the whole session at City Hall.
The separate chats with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping preceded Trump’s expected meetings with the leaders of Asia’s two biggest economies at the Group of 20 nations summit in Germany this week.
Catapult has helped the Crimson Tide navigate the long break that precedes the semifinal and then make the quicker turnaround for the championship game.
The leisurely outings precede a speech the former president is supposed to give at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta.
Shea said in an overview of the crisis that preceded his shelter presentation.
All research, preparatory work preceding the beginning of rehearsals, takes place in my office.
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Origin and Etymology of precede
Middle English, from Middle French preceder, from Latin praecedere, from prae- pre- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
PRECEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of precede for English Language Learners
: to happen, go, or come before (something or someone)
: to do or say something before (something)
PRECEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of precede for Students
: to be or go before in importance, position, or time Many failures preceded her success.
Word Root of precede
The Latin word cedere, meaning “to go,” gives us the root ced. Words from the Latin cedere have something to do with going. To precede is to go before. To exceed is to go beyond a limit. To proceed is to go forward. To recede is to go back or away.
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