Synonyms of after in English:

after


See definition of after

preposition

1‘he made a speech on stage after the performance’

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following, subsequent to, succeeding, at the close of, at the end of, in the wake of, later than

rare posterior to

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before, preceding

2‘Guy shut the door after them’

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behind, following, in the rear of

ANTONYMS

before, in front of

3‘after the way he treated my sister I never want to speak to him again’

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because of, as a result of, as a consequence of, in view of, owing to, on account of, on grounds of, by dint of, in the wake of

4‘he's still going to marry her, after all that's happened?’

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despite, in spite of, regardless of, notwithstanding, in defiance of, in the face of, for all

5‘the policeman ran after him’

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in pursuit of, in someone's direction, following, on the track of, in the tracks of, in someone's footsteps

ANTONYMS

away from, in front of

6‘I'm after information, and I'm willing to pay for it’

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in search of, in quest of, on a quest for, in pursuit of, trying to find, looking for, on the lookout for, hunting for

7‘their next most accessible source after books is television’

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next to, beside, besides, following, nearest to, below, immediately inferior to

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before

8‘we asked after Pop and were glad to hear that he was well’

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about, concerning, regarding, with regard to, with respect to, with reference to, referring to, in connection with, on the subject of, in the matter of, apropos, re

9‘the village is thought to have been named after a Roman officer’

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in honour of, as a tribute to, as a mark of respect to, the same as

North American for

10‘the exhibition includes some chalk animal studies after Bandinelli’

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in the style of, in the manner of, in imitation of, on the model of, following the pattern of, after the fashion of, along the lines of, on the lines of, influenced by

similar to, like, characteristic of


adverb

1‘the week after, we went to Madrid’

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later, following, afterwards, after that, after this, subsequently

next, ensuing

formal thereafter

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previously, before

2‘porters were following on after with their bags’

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behind, in the rear, at the back, in someone's wake, at the end

ANTONYMS

ahead, in front


Phrases

    after all

      ‘I had to come—after all, I am your cousin’

      SYNONYMS

      most importantly, above all, beyond everything, most of all, ultimately, first and foremost, essentially, basically, elementally, at bottom, when you get right down to it

      informal

      when all's said and done, at the end of the day, when push comes to shove