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antecede (v.)

"come before in time, place, or order," early 15c. (implied in anteceding), from Latin antecedere "go before," from ante "before" (from PIE root *ant- "front, forehead," with derivatives meaning "in front of, before") + cedere "to yield" (from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield"). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.

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Definitions of antecede

antecede (v.)
be earlier in time; go back further;
Synonyms: predate / precede / forego / forgo / antedate
From wordnet.princeton.edu