Definition of 'predecessor'
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All her predecessors in recent decades have faced corruption investigations after they left office. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All her predecessors in recent decades have faced corruption investigations after they left office. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Quite a switch from its three predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The record under one or two of his predecessors was impressive but negative. The Sun (2013)Yet he can be a little more optimistic than his recent predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Like his three predecessors he has undoubted stature. The Government and Politics of France (1989)House was a very different man from his two distinguished predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where he is expected to differ from his recent predecessors is on the election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His two predecessors had said something similar. Christianity Today (2000)But their predecessors had enjoyed two advantages. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)But he merely extended and made more open the practice of his two predecessors. The Government and Politics of France (1989)But it is still true that the new president takes on a challenge different in nature from recent predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She also has the comfort of knowing that it will not be hard for her to do a better job than her predecessor. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Here are some of the princess's illustrious predecessors who have made a name for themselves. The Sun (2015)He switched serenely between keyboard and guitar throughout, just as his illustrious predecessor used to do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This winter was less hard Than its three predecessors were. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The new mayor of London seems to want a lower public profile than his two predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He stressed the continuity between his two predecessors, and their esteem for each other. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)To make matters worse, he finds out that three of his predecessors died on the job in suspicious circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His three predecessors were not family members: there is a growing sense that their shortcomings produced the present woes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Far better than recent predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Precisely the same argument applies to one of Fury's most illustrious predecessors as heavyweight champion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then he copied recent predecessors by turning his BACK on her instead of walking backwards down the steps from the throne. The Sun (2010)For others, it represents more than they have earned in their life, or more than illustrious predecessors earned in a career. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have the chance, if you seize it, to become a national leader rather than simply a church spokesman like your recent predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'predecessor'
British English: predecessor /ˈpriːdɪˌsɛsə/ NOUN
Your predecessor is the person who had your job before you.
He learned everything he knew from his predecessor.
- American English: predecessor
- Arabic: الشَّخْصُ الَّذِي سَبَقَ فُلاناً فِي الوَظِيفَةِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: predecessor
- Chinese: 前任
- Croatian: prethodnik
- Czech: předchůdce
- Danish: forgænger
- Dutch: voorganger
- European Spanish: predecesor
- Finnish: edeltäjä
- French: prédécesseur
- German: Vorgänger
- Greek: προκάτοχος
- Italian: predecessore
- Japanese: 前任者
- Korean: 전임자
- Norwegian: forgjenger
- Polish: poprzednik
- European Portuguese: predecessor
- Romanian: predecesor
- Russian: предшественник
- Spanish: predecesor
- Swedish: föregångare
- Thai: คนที่อยู่มาก่อน
- Turkish: selef
- Ukrainian: попередник
- Vietnamese: người tiền nhiệm
Definition of predecessor from the Collins English Dictionary
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