predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)
be earlier in time; go back further
"Stone tools precede bronze tools"
lead, foreswear, predate, antedate, come before, dispense with, raven, forfeit, premise, forego, give up, waive, throw overboard, prey, forgo, relinquish, preface, antecede, precede, introduce, foredate
"Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
raven, prey, predate(verb)
prey on or hunt for
"These mammals predate certain eggs"
predate, antedate, foredate(verb)
establish something as being earlier relative to something else
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