Antonyms
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1. antecedent

noun. ['ˌænˈtɛsədənt, ˌæntɪˈsiːdənt'] a preceding occurrence or cause or event.

Antonyms

  • disproportionate

Etymology

  • antecedent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • antecedens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Antecedent

  • decedent
  • needn't

Example sentences of the word antecedent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Now, you will help your dog associate the antecedent with the click and reward.

2. Adjective
In this case, the antecedent action creates an already-established conflict in relationships between characters.

2. antecedent

noun. ['ˌænˈtɛsədənt, ˌæntɪˈsiːdənt'] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).

Synonyms

  • ancestor
  • relation
  • ancestress
  • primogenitor
  • ascendent
  • relative
  • progenitor
  • forefather
  • father
  • root
  • forebear
  • sire
  • forbear
  • ascendant

Antonyms

  • child
  • mother
  • female parent
  • follower

Etymology

  • antecedent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • antecedens (Latin)

3. antecedent

adjective. ['ˌænˈtɛsədənt, ˌæntɪˈsiːdənt'] preceding in time or order.

Synonyms

  • anterior
  • anticipatory
  • prevenient
  • preexistent
  • preceding
  • pre-existent
  • pre-existing
  • prior

Antonyms

  • succeeding
  • ancestor
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness

Etymology

  • antecedent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • antecedens (Latin)

4. antecedent

noun. ['ˌænˈtɛsədənt, ˌæntɪˈsiːdənt'] anything that precedes something similar in time.

Synonyms

  • temporal relation

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • Lady

Etymology

  • antecedent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • antecedens (Latin)

5. antecedent

noun. ['ˌænˈtɛsədənt, ˌæntɪˈsiːdənt'] the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun.

Antonyms

  • descending

Etymology

  • antecedent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • antecedens (Latin)
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