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How to select all ancestors of an element in jQuery ?

  • Last Updated : 24 Mar, 2021

In this article, we will select all the ancestor elements of an element in jQuery. To select all ancestor elements of an element, the parents() method is used. This method is used to find all the parent elements related to the selected element. This method traverse all the levels up the selected element and return that all elements.

Syntax:

$(selector).parents()

Example:

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        How to select all ancestor elements 
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