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Synonyms for author
ˈɔ θərau·thor

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  1. authorverb

    To create a work as its author.

    artist, writer, subcreator, bookwright, creator, fabulator

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. author

    The efficient cause, that which makes anything to be or be done, is the common meaning of the word, as in the saying "There is no effect without a cause." Every man instinctively recognizes himself acting through will as the cause of his own actions. The Creator is the Great First Cause of all things. A condition is something that necessarily precedes a result, but does not produce it. An antecedent simply precedes a result, with or without any agency in producing it; as, Monday is the invariable antecedent of Tuesday, but not the cause of it. The direct antonym of cause is effect, while that of antecedent is consequent. An occasion is some event which brings a cause into action at a particular moment; gravitation and heat are the causes of an avalanche; the steep incline of the mountain-side is a necessary condition, and the shout of the traveler may be the occasion of its fall. Causality is the doctrine or principle of causes, causation the action or working of causes. Compare DESIGN; REASON.

    actor, agent, antecedent, causality, causation, cause, condition, creator, designer, former, fountain, motive, occasion, origin, originator, power, precedent, reason, reason, source, spring

    consequence, creation, development, effect, end, end, event, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, result

    The cause of the disaster; cause for interference.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. author

    creator, producer, inventor, originator, parent, cause, constructor, agent, maker, composer, fabricator, committer, perpetrator, doer

    destroyer, annihilator, demolisher, spoiler, undoer, reverser

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writer, authornoun

    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

    writer, source, generator

  2. generator, source, authorverb

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

    writer, origin, beginning, generator, informant, rootage, root, seed, reference, source, germ, reservoir

  3. authorverb

    be the author of

    "She authored this play"

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  1. authornoun

    originator, inventor, maker, creator, father, former, contriver, first cause

  2. authornoun

    writer, composer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. authornoun

    creator, originator, father, littérateur, writer

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  1. G. K. Chesterton:

    A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

  2. Jonathan Hatami:

    The author is basically saying every defendant should be released pretrial no matter the underlying charge, no matter any public safety concerns because all defendants are innocent until proven guilty, focusing exclusively on the criminal and completely excluding public safety and the victim leads to horrible consequences, like the murder of Brianna [Kupfer]. We have also seen the results of ‘cite and release’ all over California with massive smash-and- grabs and train thefts and robberies. So always citing out a person who commits an assault, which is many times violent, is dangerous and against public safety.

  3. Brad Sherman:

    I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with Mike Pence in Congress on just about everything, i never dreamed I would author a measure that would put Mike Pence in Congress in The House.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    I intend to support Gina Haspel to serve as the first female Director of the CIA, ms. Haspel has rejected the interrogation policies of the past. She is fully committed to following the law that prevents future abuses. This law, among others, includes the Detainee Treatment Act which I helped author. Gina Haspel should be confirmed as soon as possible as we live in a time of continuing threats.

  5. The Vatican:

    What is reported by the author in today’s article is the result of his reconstruction, in which the literal words pronounced by the Pope are not quoted, no quotation of the aforementioned article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.

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