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captain

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of captain

  1. 1 a person in overall command of a ship the captain is responsible for everything that happens to his ship in the course of a voyage Synonyms of captain commander, skip, skipper Words Related to captain sea captain; master, pilot; commanding officer; admiral, commodore, vice admiral; mate, officer Near Antonyms of captain crew, crewman, crewmate

  2. 2 one in official command especially of a military force or base the captain of the largest army ever marshaled for battle in this country Synonyms of captain commander, commandant, commanding officerWords Related to captain commissioned officer, field officer

  3. 3 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do we only do what the captain tells us to, so it's not our fault when things don't work out Synonyms of captain boss man, boss, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, honcho, jefe, kingpin, leader, master, taskmasterWords Related to captain directress, mistress; administrator, commander, director, executive, general, governor, hierarch, higher-up; leadman, manager, overseer, principal, skipper, standard-bearer, steward, straw boss, superintendent, superior, supervisor; dominator, lord, overlord, potentate, ruler, sovereign (also sovran); figurehead; slave driver; baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, magnate, mogul, president, prince; big cheese, big gun, bigwig, top dog, top gun; cohead, coleader; employer, gaffer [British], ganger [British]; micromanager; subchief, subdirectorNear Antonyms of captain dependent, inferior, junior, secondary, subject, subordinate, underling

  4. 4 a person of rank, power, or influence in a particular field a fascinating magazine article profiling the captains of the American auto industry Synonyms of captain baron, magnate, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, lord, mogul, monarch, Napoleon, prince, tycoonWords Related to captain big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, figure, heavy, heavyweight, honcho, kahuna, main man, mover and shaker, nabob, nawab, notable, personage, pooh-bah (also poo-bah), supremo [chiefly British], VIP; celebrity, personality, star, superstar; deity, demigod, godNear Antonyms of captain half-pint, lightweight, small-timer; inferior, subordinate, underling; nobody, nothing, zero


captain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of captain

  1. 1 to be in charge of if you do well on this, you'll be asked to captain the next mission Synonyms of captain boss, handle, head, overlook, oversee, quarterback, superintend, superviseWords Related to captain administer, command, control, direct, guide, manage, order, run, shepherd, show, steer; monitor, preside (over); govern, reign, rule

  2. 2 to exercise authority or power over captained the project for a few days while the boss was out of town Synonyms of captain boss, govern, command, control, preside (over), rule, sway [archaic]Words Related to captain conduct, direct, head, lead; administer, manage, micromanage, oversee, regulate, superintend, supervise; dictate, dominate, domineer, lord (it over), master, oppress, reign (over), tyrannize; conquer, subdue, subjugate

  3. 3 to serve as leader of you did a good job of captaining the team Synonyms of captain boss, lead, command, head, spearheadWords Related to captain control, dominate; direct, govern, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, run, superintend, superviseNear Antonyms of captain bow (to), comply (with), defer (to), follow, obey, serve, submit (to), yield (to)



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