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founder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of founder

  1. a person who establishes a whole new field of endeavor <Maria Montessori was the founder of an educational system dedicated to maximizing a child's creative potential> Synonyms author, begetter, creator, establisher, father, founding father, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter (or institutor), originator, sireRelated Words cocreator, cofounder; conceiver, contriver, designer, deviser, formulator, innovator, introducer, inventor, spawner; builder, maker, producer; developer, pioneer, researcher, researchist; organizer, promoter; encourager, galvanizer, inspiration, inspirerNear Antonyms disciple, follower, pupil, student, supporter


founder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of founder

  1. 1 to be unsuccessful <the theater company foundered after its corporate funding dried up> Synonyms bomb, collapse, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, fail, miss, strike out, tank, wash outRelated Words flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out

  2. 2 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure <the twin towers started to sway and suddenly foundered> Synonyms buckle, cave (in), crumple, collapse, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, yieldRelated Words deflate, flatten, melt, melt down; break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall; burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split; crack, crumble, pop, snapNear Antonyms inflate, rise, swell


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