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precede

verb [T] uk   /prɪˈsiːd/ us    /priː-/
C2 to 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 report with an introduction.
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