Definitions For Antecedent


  • The referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
  • A preceding occurrence or cause or event
  • Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • Anything that precedes something similar in time
  • A word or phrase that is represented by another word (such as a pronoun)
  • Something that came before something else and may have influenced or caused it
  • The people in a family who lived in past times
  • Earlier in time


  • Preceding in time or order

Is Antecedent a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Antecedent is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Antecedent in a Sentence

  • “John” is the antecedent of the pronoun “him” in “Mary saw John and thanked him.”
  • What are the antecedents of the American Revolutionary War?
  • I'd like to follow up on an antecedent question from another reporter.

Synonyms for Antecedent

Antonyms for Antecedent

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