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Difference between Come before someone and Go before someone

come before someone

1. be higher in rank or greater in importance than another person:

  • Members of the Royal Family come before lords and ladies.

2. (of an issue, suggestion, etc.) be presented (to an authoritative body) for consideration or judgement:

  • Each case that comes before the committee is treated individually.

3. appear before a court of law, etc.:

  • At your arraignment you will come before the judge and be informed of the charges against you.

go before someone

1. live and die earlier than smb.:

  • November is the month of All Saints; a time when we especially remember in our prayers those who have gone before us.

2. = come before someone 2:

  • This matter will go before a committee later this month and will be debated and a decision made.