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introduce, premise, preface, precede
v. furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
come before, precede
v. be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"
predate, precede
v. come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
antecede, antedate, forgo, forego, precede, predate
v. be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
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desert, desolate, forsake, abandon
v. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
v. make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
resile, retract, forswear, recant, abjure
v. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
eschew, shun
v. avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
throw out, advance
v. bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
put forward, posit, state, submit
v. put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
swear off
v. promise to abstain from; "I have sworn off cigarettes altogether"
relinquish, surrender
v. relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another
desist, refrain, abstain
v. choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
lead, precede
v. move ahead (of others) in time or space
show, usher
v. take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"
endure, suffer
v. undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
meet, suffer
v. undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"
throw overboard, give up, forego, forgo, waive, forfeit
v. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
v. submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
renounce, abdicate
v. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
bear, carry, hold
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
v. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
forbear, refrain
v. resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
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come after, follow, succeed
v. be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
follow, postdate
v. be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
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