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mother

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a female human parent
  • he dreaded telling his mother that her favorite figurine had gotten broken

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mother

adjective

Synonyms of mother (Entry 2 of 3)

of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother
  • she often offered to babysit for friends, hoping to satisfy her mother urges until she had children of her own

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mother

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of mother (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to bring forth from the womb
  • I hope to mother at least one child

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2 to attend to the needs and comforts of
  • mothered the patients with chicken soup

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The first known use of mother was before the 12th century

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“Mother.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mother. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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