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Synonyms for before
bɪˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊrbe·fore

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. beforepreposition

    ahead, previously


  2. beforeadverb

    in advance of the time when

    I've never done this before.

    by, ahead, previously

    later, after

  3. beforepreposition

    in advance

    He stood before me.

    ahead, in front of, previously

    after, behind

  4. beforeconjunction

    In alphabetical order, cat comes before dog, canine before feline.


  5. beforeconjunction


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  1. before

    precedently, anteriorly, antecedently

    after, afterwards, subsequently, posteriorly, later, behind

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. earlier, beforeadverb

    earlier in time; previously

    "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"

    in the beginning, originally, ahead, to begin with, sooner, in front, earlier, in the first place

  2. ahead, in front, beforeadverb

    at or in the front

    "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

    forwards, in front, ahead, in advance, earlier, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, forward, out front

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. precedently

    plz help all languages most english language synonyms of precedently meaning is not work solve it.

    before synonymous precedently

    Submitted by debajoyti906 on March 24, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. beforeprep.


  2. beforeprep.

    prior to, previous to

  3. beforeprep.

    in the presence of, face to face with

  4. beforeprep.

    near the front of, in front of

  5. beforeadjective

    toward the front

  6. beforeadjective

    in advance, farther onward

  7. beforeadjective

    formerly, in time past, of old

  8. beforeadjective

    hitherto, up to that time

  9. beforeadjective

    above, in a former part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. beforeprep

    preceding, ahead of, anterior to, previously to, prior

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  1. Lawrence Yun:

    Determined buyers were able to land housing before mortgage rates rise further in the coming months.

  2. Charles Carmakal:

    We don't see any evidence of phishing for the employee whose credentials were used. We have not seen any other evidence of attacker activity before April 29.

  3. Yanis Varoufakis:

    We outlined to him the main objectives of this government, which is to reform Greece in a way that has never been tried before and with a determination that was always absent, we also stated categorically that the debt-deflationary cycle in which Greece finds itself is detrimental to all efforts to reform Greece.

  4. Dominic LeBlanc:

    Canada will quickly implement the requirement for all arriving passengers to have a negative PCR COVID test three days before arriving in Canada.

  5. Rick Horrow:

    We now have, or will have, a new set of state-of-the-art American facilities in tourist-oriented regions that we didn't have before -- in Miami, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, and all of those facilities frankly should command multiple Super Bowls over the next few decades. In addition there are new stadiums opening up in Minnesota, Atlanta and elsewhere, so the market is more crowded.

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