Synonyms of antecedent in English:

antecedent


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noun

1‘her early life and antecedents have been traced’

SYNONYMS
ancestor, forefather, forebear, predecessor, progenitor
family, family tree, stock, ancestry, descent, genealogy, roots, extraction, birth
history, past, background, record
rare filiation, stirps
ANTONYMS

descendant

2‘music composed for vihuela (the guitar's lute-like antecedent)’

SYNONYMS
precursor, forerunner, predecessor

adjective

1‘antecedent events’

SYNONYMS
previous, earlier, prior, foregoing, preceding, precursory
pre-existing
rare anterior
ANTONYMS

later, subsequent