Synonyms and Antonyms of originator
1 one who creates or introduces something new Thomas Edison was the originator of the light bulb Synonyms contriver, designer, developer, deviser, formulator, innovator, introducer, inventorRelated Words author, begetter, creator, establisher, father, founder, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter (or institutor), sire; groundbreaker, pioneer, planner, researcher, researchist; builder, maker, producer; dreamer; codeveloper, coinventer, coproducer, coresearcherNear Antonyms aper, copier, copycat, duplicator, imitator, mimic
2 a person who establishes a whole new field of endeavor Copernicus is sometimes hailed as the originator of modern astronomy, for he overturned the notion of an earth-centered universe Synonyms author, begetter, creator, establisher, founder, founding father, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter (or institutor), father, 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
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