Simple past tense and past participle of precede.(verb)
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Use "preceded" in a sentence
"French and German use of the term preceded the English."
"As such, the cause, whom we refer to as God, had no need of a beginning, as beginnings are a function of the space-time continuum, and God 'preceded' it, although of course the word preceded is meaningless and used only for the purposes of our limited perspective."
"Was the government right in preceded with the snake hunt Nelson proposed?"