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Synonyms for father
ˈfɑ ðər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. father, male parent, begetter(noun)

    a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

    "his father was born in Atlanta"

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

  2. forefather, father, sire(noun)

    the founder of a family

    "keep the faith of our forefathers"

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

  3. Father, Padre(noun)

    `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military

    Synonyms:
    military chaplain, founding father, founder, forefather, sky pilot, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

  4. Church Father, Father of the Church, Father(noun)

    (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

  5. father(noun)

    a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization

    "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

  6. Father, Father-God, Fatherhood(noun)

    God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

    "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, paternity, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

  7. founder, beginner, founding father, father(noun)

    a person who founds or establishes some institution

    "George Washington is the father of his country"

    Synonyms:
    male parent, laminitis, founder, forefather, founding father, novice, initiate, sire, tyro, beginner, don, begetter, tiro

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

  8. don, father(verb)

    the head of an organized crime family

    Synonyms:
    sire, founding father, founder, forefather, preceptor, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

  9. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

    Synonyms:
    take, cause, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, scram, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, spawn, beat, return, set about, get down, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, fuss, start, arrest, fetch, give, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, breed, capture, find, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, aim, perplex, stupefy, gravel, begin, render, commence, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, pay off, bugger off, overprotect, yield, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

Wiktionary

  1. father(noun)

    Antonyms:
    child, son, daughter, mother

  2. father(noun)

    Antonyms:
    son, child, mother, daughter

  3. father(noun)

    Antonyms:
    mother, daughter, son, child

  4. father(noun)

    Antonyms:
    mother, child, son, daughter

  5. father(noun)

    Antonyms:
    child, son, mother, daughter

  6. father(noun)

    The founder of a discipline or science.

    Antonyms:
    mother, child, son, daughter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. father(n.)

    Synonyms:
    male parent

  2. father(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ancestor, forefather, progenitor

  3. father(n.)

    Synonyms:
    creator, maker, originator, author, inventor

  4. father(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adopt

  5. father(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assume the authorship of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dad, daddy, parent, padre, fathers, père, papa, fassia, pater, ilp, santa, pai, ilps, pop, paternal, isa, pa, sr., fader, priest, eerp, -father, vader

How to pronounce father?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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