ante-cede

antecede

[an-tuh-seed]
verb (used with object), anteceded, anteceding.
to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin antecēdere to go before, precede, excel, surpass. See ante-, cede

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antecede (ˌæntɪˈsiːd)
 
vb
(tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
 
[C17: from Latin antecēdere, from cēdere to go]

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antecede
1620s, from L. antecedere "to go before" (see antecedent).
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