Precede in a sentence as a verb

That's why small claims court should precede the public shaming.

Vim will let you type the record separator, but you may have to precede it with Ctrl-V.

Webster rejected the notion that the study of Greek and Latin must precede the study of English grammar.

As a result, he said, there shouldn't be any surprise that a sale would precede the announcement of an enforcement action.

The deep space research that's only possible with $1e9-$1e10 budgets has to precede scaling up and commercialization.

Constrain the environment so hard AR arcades precede portable devices.

Mysterious lightning flashes that appear to precede earthquakes could be sparked by movements in the ground below, US scientists say...."Our first suspicion was this has got to be a mistake.

Using literally in this context would traditionally precede an impressive number.

It seems clear to me avoiding "Markdown", whether you precede it with Vanilla, Humble, Common, Friendly, or whatever is really just a waste of time and likely to cause unnecessary tension.

Precede definitions


be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

See also: predate forego forgo antecede antedate


come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

See also: predate


be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"


move ahead (of others) in time or space

See also: lead


furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

See also: preface premise introduce