prior to

preposition

Definition of prior to 

: in advance of : before

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Synonyms & Antonyms for prior to

Synonyms

afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, to

Antonyms

after, following

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Usage of Prior to

Sometimes termed pompous or affected, prior to is a synonym of before that most often appears in rather formal contexts, such as the annual reports of corporations. It may occasionally emphasize the notion of anticipation. page makeup decisions are verified and approved prior to typesetting Publishers Weekly

Examples of prior to in a Sentence

make sure all revisions are approved by the author prior to publication

First Known Use of prior to

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prior to was in 1706

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