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Preceded vs Precedes - What's the difference?

preceded | precedes |

As verbs the difference between preceded and precedes

is that preceded is past tense of precede while precedes is third-person singular of precede.

preceded

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Verb

(head)
  • (precede)
  • ----

    precede

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (preced)
  • To go before, go in front of.
  • * Milton
  • Harm precedes not sin.
  • To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
  • * Kent
  • It is usual to precede hostilities by a public declaration.
  • To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
  • Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with proceed.

    Noun

  • (en-noun) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
  • Antonyms

    * (go before) succeed

    Anagrams

    * ----

    precedes

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (head)
  • (precede)
  • Anagrams

    * ----