precedía I preceded
The word precedía is the imperfect form of preceder in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full preceder conjugation.
preceder
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preceder(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to come before in time)
a. to precede
El profesor que me precedió dejó el programa para el cuatrimestre.The professor who preceded me left the program for this four-month period.
b. to lead up to
Tal y como lo predijeron los economistas, la recesión precedió a la depresión.As economists predicted, recession led up to depression.
2. (to come before in position)
a. to go before
En chino mandarín, el apellido precede al nombre de pila.In Mandarin Chinese, the family name goes before the given name.
3. (to have more importance)
a. to have priority over
En mi familia, la opinión de mi abuelo precede la de los demás.In my family, my grandfather's opinion has priority over that of everyone else.
b. to take precedence over
En esta casa, el diseño ha precedido la comodidad.In this house, design has taken precedence over comfort.
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preceder
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to go before, to precede
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preceder
transitive verb
1 (anteceder)
preceder a algo/algn to precede sth/sb; le precedía un coche he was preceded by a car; los años que precedieron a la Guerra Civil the years leading up to the Civil War; the years preceding the Civil War; el título precede al nombre the title goes before the name
2 (tener prioridad)
preceder a algo/algn to have priority over sth/sb; take precedence over sth/sb
intransitive verb
to precede
todo lo que precede all the preceding (part); all that which comes before
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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