Synonyms for forefather

Synonyms for (noun) forefather

Synonyms: sire, forefather, father

Definition: the founder of a family

Usage: keep the faith of our forefathers

Similar words: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

Definition: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonyms: forefather

Definition: person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group

Usage: our forefathers brought forth a great nation

Similar words: predecessor

Definition: one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

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