Synonyms to go in advance

antecede, announce, antedate, anticipate, be before, be early, come before, come first, forerun, front, go ahead of, go before, have priority, head, head the table, head up, herald, kick off, lead, lead off, outrank, pace, precede, precurse, predate, preexist, proclaim, rank, rate, stand first, take precedence, usher in, play first fiddle, rank first, rank out, star, break the ice, approach, blaze the trail, break ground, clear the way, court, create, cultivate, cultivate the soil, initiate, invent, lay the foundation, lay the groundwork, lead the way, make advances, make up to, open the way, originate, pave the way, pay addresses to, pay court to, pioneer, play up to, prepare the way, run after, shine up to, sow the seed, suck up to, take the initiative, take the lead, take the plunge, ai