predecessornoun [C]uk /ˈpriː.dɪˌses.ər/ us /ˈpred.ə.ses.ɚ/
- Each new leader would blame his predecessor for all the evils of the past.
- In her speech, she paid a glowing tribute to her predecessor.
- She spoke scathingly of the poor standard of work done by her predecessor.
- You need to learn from the mistakes of your predecessors.
- This system is much more efficient than its predecessor.