a) To go before; to precede
b) To predate or antedate

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  • Antecede — An te*cede , v. t. & i. [L. antecedere; ante + cedere to go. See {Cede}.] To go before in time or place; to precede; to surpass. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antecede — I verb antedate, forerun, go before, have precedence, precede, predate, prevene associated concepts: ancestor, antecedent creditor, antecedent debt, antecedent encumbrance, antecedent fraud, antecedent promise II index precede …   Law dictionary

  • antecede — (v.) early 15c., from L. antecedere to go before (see ANTECEDENT (Cf. antecedent)). Related: Anteceded; anteceding …   Etymology dictionary

  • antecede — [an΄tə sēd′] vt., vi. anteceded, anteceding [L antecedere: see ANTE & CEDE] to go before in rank, place, or time; precede …   English World dictionary

  • antecede — transitive verb ( ceded; ceding) Etymology: Latin antecedere Date: 1624 precede …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antecede — /an teuh seed /, v.t., anteceded, anteceding. to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton. [1615 25; < L antecedere to go before, precede, excel, surpass. See ANTE , CEDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • antecede — Synonyms and related words: announce, antedate, anticipate, be before, be early, come before, come first, forerun, front, go ahead of, go before, go in advance, have priority, head, head the table, head up, herald, kick off, lead, lead off,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • antecede — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. go before, precede. See priority. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To come, exist, or occur before in time: antedate, precede, predate. See PRECEDE …   English dictionary for students

  • antecede — v. go before; precede …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antecede — v 1. precede, come or go before, come first, go ahead of, go in advance; lead, head, Inf. head up, front. 2. outrank, outstrip, rate, have precedence. 3. usher in, herald, proclaim, announce, introduce; presage, anticipate; predate, antedate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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