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disciple

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Synonyms and Antonyms of disciple

  1. one who follows the opinions or teachings of another a circle of dedicated disciples who conscientiously wrote down everything the prophet said Synonyms of disciple acolyte, adherent, convert, follower, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votaryWords Related to disciple apostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-manNear Antonyms of disciple apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoatAntonyms of disciple coryphaeus, leader

Synonym Discussion of disciple

follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another.
    • an evangelist and his followers
adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment.
    • adherents to Marxism
disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master.
    • disciples of Gandhi
partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment.
    • partisans of the President

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