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

1615–25; < Latin antecēdere to go before, precede, excel, surpass. See ante-, cede Unabridged
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antecede (ˌæntɪˈsiːd)
(tr) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
[C17: from Latin antecēdere, from cēdere to go]

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1620s, from L. antecedere "to go before" (see antecedent).
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Example sentences
There's no pretense that it has anything to do with today except to antecede it.
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