AskDefine | Define antecede

Dictionary Definition

antecede v : be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, antedate] [ant: postdate]

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Verb

  1. To go before; to precede
  2. To predate or antedate

Synonyms, Antonyms 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, outrank, pace, precede, precurse, predate, preexist, proclaim, rank, rate, stand first, take precedence, usher in
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