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
afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, before, to
Antonyms
after, following
Related Words
till, until, up to
Near Antonyms
next, next to, since


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