Synonyms of 'predecessor'
1 previous job holder
He learned everything he knew from his predecessor.
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Your ancestors are the people from whom you are descended.
He could trace his ancestors back seven hundred years.
Your forebears are your ancestors.
I'll come back to the land of my forebears.
Thesaurus for predecessor from the Collins English Thesaurus
Your predecessor is the person who had your job before you.