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Synonyms for precursor
prɪˈkɜr sər, ˈpri kɜr-pre·cur·sor

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 4 votes

  1. precursor

    Synonyms:
    forerunner, harbinger, herald, pioneer, advance-guard, cause

    Antonyms:
    follower, consequent, result, effect, event

Princeton's WordNet1.4 / 7 votes

  1. precursornoun

    a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

    Synonyms:
    harbinger, predecessor, forerunner, herald

  2. precursor, forerunnernoun

    a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

    Synonyms:
    harbinger, predecessor, forerunner, antecedent, herald

  3. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursornoun

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

    Synonyms:
    harbinger, predecessor, trumpeter, forerunner, antecedent, herald

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. precursornoun

    Synonyms:
    forerunner, predecessor

  2. precursornoun

    Synonyms:
    messenger, harbinger, herald

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "precursor":

    precursors, forerunner, harbinger, pioneer, prelude, predecessor

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1223cause
#4749pioneer
#5401herald
#14168precursor
#15833prelude
#17648predecessor
#27531precursors
#37504forerunner
#42940trumpeter
#43616harbinger
#44502antecedent

How to use precursor in a sentence?

  1. Scott Feinberg:

    The fact they have not won any of the major precursor awards is notable, this doesn't mean they won't be competitive in other categories.

  2. Recep Kutuk:

    It was really powerful. I hope this is not a precursor to another major earthquake.

  3. Ian Storey:

    As these facilities become operational, Chinese warnings to both military and civilian aircraft will become routine, these events are a precursor to an ADIZ, or an undeclared but de facto ADIZ, and one has to expect tensions to rise.

  4. Aimee Eyvazzadeh:

    They've said they've discovered this precursor cell in humans and this cell can somehow mature into healthy, young fertilizable eggs? Well, that's awesome, let me at that cell!

  5. Paisit Sangkahapong:

    However, there are still some other precursor chemicals that get through our checkpoints to the Golden Triangle area. This is something we have to work on.


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