Synonyms of predecessor in English:

predecessor


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noun

1‘the Prime Minister learned from his predecessor's mistakes’

SYNONYMS
former holder of the post, previous holder of the post, forerunner, precursor, antecedent
ANTONYMS

successor

2‘our Victorian predecessors’

SYNONYMS
ancestor, forefather, forebear, progenitor, antecedent
ANTONYMS

descendant