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founders

noun
plural of founder

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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founders

verb
present tense third-person singular of founder

Synonyms & Antonyms of founders (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be unsuccessful
  • the theater company foundered after its corporate funding dried up

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2 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • the twin towers started to sway and suddenly foundered

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“Founders.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/founders. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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