Synonyms of 'antecedent'

agency, ancestor, announcer, antecede, antedate, anterior, anticipatory, ascendant, avant-garde, base, basis, bellwether, buccinator, bushwhacker, call, causation, cause, chief, ci-devant, determinant, determinative, Early, Elder, element, etiology, explorer, factor, first, fore, forebear, forefather, foregoing, foremost, forerun, forerunner, former, frontiersman, front runner, fugleman, ground, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, heading, headmost, herald, inaugural, initiatory, instrumentality, leader, leading, means, messenger, occasion, older, pace, past, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, preceding, precessional, precursor, precursory, predate, predecessor, prefatory, preliminary, preludial, prelusive, premise, preparatory, prevenient, previous, prime, primogenitor, principle, Prior, proemial, progenitor, propaedeutic, prototype, reason, scout, senior, stimulus, stormy petrel, trailblazer, vanguard, vaunt-courier