Meaning of antecede in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪˈsiːd/


[with object]
  • Come before (something) in time, order, or position; precede.

    ‘investigative reporting long antecedes the invention of miniature cameras’
    • ‘Students from area schools visit the canoes to learn about sailing and navigation, and about the ancient values that anteceded those skills.’
    • ‘A replacement of the airline's management on November 16 anteceded the expected announcement of the privatisation strategy.’
    • ‘The origin and genomic dispersion of several microsatellites might have anteceded species diversification.’
    • ‘Our finding that behavioral disturbance anteceded the development of wheeze and was not a secondary psychological reaction to disease is consistent with another recently published prospective study of a high-risk population.’
    • ‘The advent of a state company charged with mitigating energy scarcities anteceded by a price freeze testifies to the validity of Ludwig von Mises's insight that one government intervention necessitates another.’
    • ‘He has been the Press Director of the Atlantic Club in Sofia anteceding a career in the American-owned Radio Free Europe.’
    • ‘And, of course, questions of sense antecede questions of empirical truth - for if something makes no sense, it can be neither true nor false.’
    • ‘These works generally narrate events of the century 930–1030, and thus antecede the composition of the sagas by at least 200 years.’


Late Middle English from Latin antecedere, from ante ‘before’ + cedere ‘go’.