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father

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of father

  1. 1 a male human parent the special relationship that exists between fathers and sons Synonyms dad, daddy, old man, pa, papa (also poppa), pater [chiefly British], pop, sire Related Words paterfamilias, patriarch; father figure, father image; stepfather

  2. 2 a person who establishes a whole new field of endeavor Sir Isaac Newton is regarded by many as the father of modern science Synonyms author, begetter, creator, establisher, founder, founding father, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter (or institutor), originator, sire Related Words cocreator, cofounder; conceiver, contriver, designer, deviser, formulator, innovator, introducer, inventor, spawner; builder, maker, producer; developer, pioneer, researcher, researchist; organizer, promoter; encourager, galvanizer, inspiration, inspirer Near Antonyms disciple, follower, pupil, student, supporter

  3. 3 a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent our fathers founded this nation on the fundamental belief that no person is entitled to rule by divine right Synonyms ancestor, forebear (also forbear), forebearer, forefather, grandfather, primogenitor, progenitorRelated Words antecessor, predecessor [archaic]; ancestress, foremother, grandmother, matriarch; grandsire [archaic], patriarch, sire [archaic]; ancestry, antecedents, rootsNear Antonyms children, family, issue, lineage, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, stock; daughter, heir, inheritor, scion, son, successorAntonyms descendant (also descendent)

  4. 4 cap the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe let us ask humbly for the blessings of our Father in heaven Synonyms Allah, Almighty, Author, Creator, Divinity, Eternal, Everlasting, Father, God, Godhead, Jehovah, Lord, Maker, Providence, Supreme Being, Yahweh (also Jahveh or Yahveh)


father

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of father

  1. to become the father of Paul Revere somehow found room in his small house for the large family he had fathered Synonyms beget, get, sire Related Words multiply, procreate, propagate, reproduce, spawn; bear, engender, gender, generate, produce



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