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Synonyms for prior
ˈpraɪ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prior(adj)

    the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

    Antonyms:
    subsequent

  2. anterior, prior(a)(adj)

    earlier in time

    Antonyms:
    subsequent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prior

    Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, forward, front, introductory, precedent, preceding, preliminary, previous

    Antonyms:
    after, concluding, consequent, following, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

    Preposition:
    Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prior

    Synonyms:
    preceding, previous, former, antecedent, precedent, earlier, anterior, foregoing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prior(a.)

    Synonyms:
    former, preceding, previous, anterior, antecedent, precedent, foregoing, precursory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prior(a)

    Synonyms:
    previous, former, antedecent, anterior

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How to use prior in a sentence?

  1. Kara Stein:

    The rule would include many of the website disclosure requirements that are in existing orders such as disclosing the ETFs current net asset value per share, market price, and premium or discount - each as of the prior business day.

  2. The White House:

    While most agencies already have taken this step, this action will better ensure that applicants from all segments of society, including those with prior criminal histories, receive a fair opportunity to compete for federal employment.

  3. Mark Rozell:

    Lewandowski's role with President Donald Trump officially was in the context of a political campaign, months prior to the President taking office. As executive privilege is an implied Article II based presidential power, it does not apply to campaign activities or to the deliberations between a successful candidate and campaign staff, in short, this is a colossal overreach of the President's authority to claim executive privilege. There is no basis for it in this case.

  4. Jack Landskroner:

    I think that we need better transparency. I think, when there's prior incidents, it should be disclosed so families can make a decision whether they're willing to store what is sacred to them in the hospital that may have had a history of problems.

  5. Nafeesah Attah:

    Kent Fuchs really aggressively pushed me and put Kent Fuchs hands on me, and really took away that moment of me celebrating my graduation, it was directly targeted and contingent upon Nafeesah Attah race. There were other students prior to us going up there who were white who did back-flips and took selfies, who did a spin on stage and they were not handled in the same regard.


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