Synonyms and Antonyms for antecedent

1. antecedent (n.)

a preceding occurrence or cause or event

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2. antecedent (n.)

someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

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4. antecedent (n.)

the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

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5. antecedent (n.)

anything that precedes something similar in time

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