Synonyms of antecedent in English:

antecedent


See definition of antecedent

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