Before : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Preposition, Conjunction & Adverb)

Do not hesitate to speak beforeevery one.


1. Preceding

2. Ahead

3. Prior to

4. In front of

5. Previous to

6. Formerly

7. Above

8. Already

Contextual Examples:

In an essay each paragraph should be connected by sequence with the preceding one.

Will you go ahead with this project?

The picture must be painted prior to its fitting in the frame.

They have built a factory in front of my house. It will always be a source of noise and nuisance.

He had already visited France prior to his present tour to Moscow.

Formerly he was an ambassador. Now he has been appointed as Governor.

The hare was surprised to see that the tortoise had already reached the destination.

The passage quoted above has been taken from Hamlet- the famous play of Shakespeare.


1. Succeeding

2. After

3. Behind

4. Alter

5. Following

6. Subsequently

7. Afterward

Contextual Examples:

We have added a few notes on the subject in the succeeding chapter.

The minister also addressed the meeting after the Secretary had finished his introductory address.

Afterwards the local leaders spoke one by one.

The Synonyms and Antonyms form an integral part of the English Language. Acquaintance with the vocabulary of the English language is a necessity for effective expression either in written or in an oral from. Synonyms are nothing but the similar meanings of a particular word or its semantic relation. A Synonym is a word or a phrase that means the same as another word or a phrase in the same language. Antonyms are the negative connotation of a particular word. An Antonym is a word or phrase that is opposite in meaning to a particular word or a phrase in the same language.

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