UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈænsɛstər/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈænsɛstɚ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(anses tər or, esp. Brit., -sə stər)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. worship their ancestors
  2. [trace, honor] your ancestors
  3. a shrine to your ancestors
  4. share a common ancestor
  5. [King George] is my ancestor
  6. a family ancestor
  7. [talk to, contact] your ancestors
  8. his ancestors came to America [in, from]
  9. her ancestors immigrated [to, from]
  10. her ancestors were [farmers, politicians, blacksmiths]
  11. his ancestors came from
  12. the [village, town] where her ancestors lived
  13. evolved from a common ancestor
  14. an ancestor to the modern [human]
  15. [a common, an early, a direct, an evolutionary] ancestor
  16. the ancestor of the [modern telephone]
n as adj
  1. ancestor worship
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