C2to be or go before something or someone in time or space: Kofi Annan preceded Ban Ki-moon as the Secretary-General of the UN.It would be helpful if you were to precede the reportwith an introduction.
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,