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  Words related to antecedent

Related / Similar Words: ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root, forerunner, preceding

 

Definition:
  • the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun;
  • a preceding occurrence or cause or event;
  • someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent);
  • anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience";
  • preceding in time or order;

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    See Also: preceding(a)

     

    Hyponyms: ancestress, forebear, forbear, forefather, father, sire, foremother, progenitor, primogenitor

     

    Derivational Morphology: predate, precede, forego, antecede, antedate

     

    Anagrams: attendance

     

     
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