- vt. 领先，在…之前；优于，高于
- vi. 领先，在前面
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- precede:  Precede is one of a large family of English words (including concede, proceed, succeed, and of course cede) which go back ultimately to Latin cēdere ‘go away, withdraw, yield’. In this case the ancestor was Latin praecēdere ‘go before’, a compound verb formed with the prefix prae- ‘before’, which English acquired via Old French preceder. Precedent  goes back to the Latin verb’s present participle, precession  to the late Latin derivative praecessiō.
=> cede, concede, predecessor, proceed, succeed
- precede (v.)
- early 15c., "lead the way; occur before," from Middle French preceder and directly from Latin praecedere "to go before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Meaning "to walk in front of" is late 15c.; that of "to go before in rank or importance" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Preceded; preceding.
- 1. He gestured to Alice to precede them from the room.
- 2. Attributive adjectives precede the noun.
- 3. Agricultural development simply must precede economic development.
- 4. It is a rule of English that adjectives generally precede the noun they modify.
- 5. This puts the cart before the horse; elections should follow, not precede, agreement on a constitution.
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