put ahead


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put (someone or something) ahead of (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place or designate someone or something in a position in front of someone or something else. We'll put the shorter students ahead of the taller ones for the performance. I put the shield ahead of me to absorb the impact.
2. To place or designate someone or something to occur before someone or something else in a sequence of events. We'll put the comedy act ahead of the musical routine for the talent show. They're putting the release of their new hardware ahead of the end of the fiscal year by a few weeks.
3. By extension, to put greater value on someone or something, or to regard someone or something more highly or favorably, than someone or something else. You really shouldn't put the needs of your company ahead of the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom put our baby brother ahead of Tommy and I when we were growing up.
See also: ahead, of, put

put (someone or something) in front of (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place or designate someone or something in a position ahead of someone or something else. We'll put the shorter students in front of the taller ones for the performance. I put the shield in front of me to absorb the impact.
2. To place or designate someone or something to occur before someone or something else in a sequence of events. We'll put the comedy act in front of the musical routine for the talent show. They're putting the release of their new hardware in front of the end of the fiscal year by a few weeks.
3. By extension, to put greater value on someone or something, or to regard someone or something more highly or favorably, than someone or something else. You really shouldn't put the needs of your company in front of the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom put our baby brother in front of Tommy and I when we were growing up.
See also: front, of, put

put someone or something ahead

 (of someone or something)
1. to move or place someone or something in front of someone or something. The teacher put Freddie ahead of Mike, because Mike had been disrespectful. Don't put him ahead! I didn't do anything.
2. to think of someone or something as more important than someone or something. I put Gerry ahead of Betty as far as strength is concerned. Yes, I would put Gary ahead. She put herself ahead of everyone else and expected special treatment.
See also: ahead, put
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But members of the children and young people select committee heard concerns that faith and religion was "being put ahead" of future careers.
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Africans must be put ahead of the interests of industrial farming," said Cisse.
Collective interests need to be put ahead of party or self-interests,' said Supervisor Scanlan.
"Nation must be put ahead of party, prosperity ahead of politics.
May's biggest task, which she so often put ahead of the national interest, was holding her beloved Conservative Party together.
He said the session is meant to give members an opportunity to put ahead their proposals for the upcoming budget.
Matthew Lesh and Tim Worstal, colleagues at the Adam Smith Institute (ASI), said the rights of Britain's 65m consumers to "cheaper, better products" should be put ahead of the needs of producers.
But it ended up being an easy three points for the visitors, who were put ahead through Danilo's deflected strike before second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane wrapped the clash up.
Time after time the needs of perpetrators - of a criminal minority - are put ahead of victims.
Time and again under the Tories, private profit is put ahead of the public interest and even the rights of British citizens.
It was impeccable team work between Lilima Minz, Navjot Kaur and Vandana that ensured India were put ahead of China by a goal in the fourth minute.
Licenses were slow to come by, and foreign businesses felt that US requests were put ahead of theirs.