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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: precede /prɪˈsiːd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprecede
he/she/itprecedes
present participlepreceding
past tensepreceded
past participlepreceded
  1. 1
    to happen or exist before another person or thing

    The paragraph that precedes this one is unclear.

    a grey light preceding the rising sun

    1. a.
      to come before someone or something else in a series

      Verbs are usually preceded by the subject in English.

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