prior to

preposition

Definition of prior to

: in advance of : before

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

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

First Known Use of prior to

1706

prior to Synonyms

Synonyms

ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, to;

Antonyms

after, following;

Near Antonyms

next, next to, since;

Related Words

till, until, up to;

Phrases

in advance of;



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