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Synonyms for brother
ˈbrʌð ər or, for 9 , ˈbrʌðˈɜr

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  1. Brothernoun

    Bro., Br.

  2. Brothernoun

    Title of respect for an adult male member of a religious or fraternal order.

    At the monastery, Brother Stephen supervises the kitchen.

    Br., Bro.

  3. Brothernoun

    Formal title for any male member of a religious or fraternal organization.

    Please welcome Brother Smith as he moves from his former congregation to his new congregation.

    Bro., Br.

  4. Brothernoun

    An informal title used as part of another moniker:

    Br., Bro.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brother, blood brothernoun

    a male with the same parents as someone else

    "my brother still lives with our parents"

    chum, buddy, crony, blood brother, sidekick, comrade, pal

    sis, sister

  2. brothernoun

    a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)

    "none of his brothers would betray him"

    buddy, blood brother, crony, comrade, chum, pal, sidekick

    sis, sister

  3. buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekicknoun

    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

    chum, buddy, chum salmon, crony, blood brother, sidekick, comrade, pal

    sis, sister

  4. brother, comradenoun

    used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

    "Greetings, comrade!"

    associate, familiar, chum, buddy, companion, fellow, crony, blood brother, sidekick, comrade, pal

    sis, sister

  5. Brothernoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address

    "a Benedictine Brother"

    buddy, blood brother, crony, comrade, chum, pal, sidekick

    sister, sis

Editors Contribution

  1. bro (informal)

    Submitted by Champ on October 23, 2020  
  2. bro

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brothernoun

    Associated words:
    fratricidal, fraternize, fratricide, brotherhood, brother german, brother uterine

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How to use brother in a sentence?

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    To run a credible campaign in this day and age, you do need a whole lot of money, whether the magic number is $200 million, it is $150 million, it is a lot of money, but even with that, you would be enormously outspent by the Koch Brother candidates and the other candidates who will likely spend, in the final analysis, over $1 billion, if not two.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    My brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do. He united the country, he organized our country and he kept us safe. And there's no denying that. The great majority of Americans believe that, and I don't know why he keeps bringing this up. It doesn't show that he's a serious person as it relates to being commander in chief and being the architect of a foreign policy.

  3. Joseph Addison:

    If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

  4. Devin Sproston:

    Our hearts are heavy, and our thoughts and prayers are with Airman Posana's family and friends with deepest condolences for this irreplaceable loss, we thank our brother and sister Coast Guardsmen for their valiant efforts in locating our wingman and doing their absolute best through their search efforts.

  5. Hugh Grant:

    We’re like brother and sister.

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