V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: having importance or priority
Synonyms: priority, primacy, preeminence, importance, significance
Tips: Use precedence as a more sophisticated way of saying "priority." Note: do not confuse precedence with precedent, which emans "example."
In the emergency room, it is critical to give precedence to the most seriously injured patients. (priority)
John has to get this project done by the end of the week, so please give all his requests precedence. (priority)
I believe the CEO said our project has precedence over yours. (priority)
I have to imagine it's very difficult to decide who gets precedence in an emergency room inundated with seriously injured patients. (priority)
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