put before


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put before

v.
1. To place something in front of someone or something, especially as an offering: The waiters put plates of cheese before us.
2. To present some information or argument to someone or something for consideration: The lawyer put the evidence before the judge. The final arguments were put before the jury.
3. To consider someone or something as being more important than someone or something else: He always put his family before his career as an artist.
See also: before, put