antecede


antecede
v
1. precede, come or go before, come first, go ahead of, go in advance; lead, head, Inf. head up, front.
2. outrank, outstrip, rate, have precedence.
3. usher in, herald, proclaim, announce, introduce; presage, anticipate; predate, antedate.

A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.