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Synonyms for ancestor
ˈæn sɛs tər; esp. Brit. -sə stəran·ces·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, rootnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    theme, rootage, radical, ascendant, antecedent, etymon, base, beginning, solution, origin, stem, root, source, tooth root, ascendent, forerunner, root word

    Antonyms:
    descendent, descendant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ancestornoun

    Synonyms:
    forefather, progenitor, father

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ancestornoun

    Synonyms:
    forefather, progenitor, primogenitor, forbear

    Associated words:
    atavic, atavism, lineal, collateral, hereditary, heredity, genealogy, genealogist

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How to use ancestor in a sentence?

  1. Milan Kundera:

    We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.

  2. Frederick Henry Hedge:

    Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

  3. Laurence J. Peter:

    Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.

  4. Uppsala University:

    Humans have always been interested in trying to find an answer to the question, 'Where do we come from?' Well, now we know from what type of microbial ancestor we descend, essentially, Lokiarchaeota represent a missing piece of the puzzle of the evolution from simple cells - bacteria and archaea, prokaryotes - to complex cells - eukaryotes, which includes us humans.

  5. Timothy Gibson:

    There is strong fossil evidence that red algae existed over a billion years ago, and we know the red and green algae diverged from a common ancestor, so, although this doesnt fundamentally change the way Ill think about theevolutionof life, the discovery of this green algal fossil helps fill an important gap and strengthens an emerging timeline for the evolution of early, complex life.

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