Synonyms of 'precede'
1 go before
Intensive negotiations preceded the vote.
2 go ahead of
Alice preceded them from the room.
the information that precedes the paragraph in question
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to be or occur at an earlier date than
If someone or something heads a line or procession, they are at the front of it.
The parson, heading the procession, had just turned right.
Thesaurus for precede from the Collins English Thesaurus
If one event or period of time precedes another, it happens before it.