Synonyms of precede
1 go beforeDictionary • Intensive negotiations preceded the vote.
herald • Their discovery could herald a cure for some forms of impotence.
pave the way for
2 go ahead of • Alice preceded them from the room.
go ahead of
lead • He led him into the house.
head • The parson, heading the procession, had just turned right.
3 prefaceDictionary • the information that precedes the paragraph in question
preface • I will preface what I am going to say with a few lines from Shakespeare.
introduce • 'Health Matters' is introduced by Dick Oliver on the World Service.
launch • The police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
antedateto be or occur at an earlier date than
headIf someone or something heads a line or procession, they are at the front of it.
• The parson, heading the procession, had just turned right.
heraldSomething that heralds a future event or situation is a sign that it is going to happen or appear.
• Their discovery could herald a cure for some forms of impotence.
Thesaurus for precede from the Collins English Thesaurus
to go or be before (someone or something) in time, place, rank, etc