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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)

    God, the father of Creation

    My father was a strong influence on me.

    Antonyms:
    son, child, mother, daughter

  3. father(noun)

    A title given to priests.

    Father Thomas was a good priest.

    Antonyms:
    mother, daughter, son, child

  4. father(noun)

    One's father

    I will only do what Father asks.

    Antonyms:
    mother, child, son, daughter

  5. father(noun)

    One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Master and Sage and representing a man; younger than a Sage and older than a Master

    Antonyms:
    child, son, mother, daughter

  6. father(noun)

    Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. father(n)

    Synonyms:
    pater familias, procreator, sire, patriarch, founder, originator, author

    Associated words:
    affiliate, affiliation, filiation, patricide, patricidal, paternalism, parricide, agnate, agnation, patrimony

  2. father(v)

    Synonyms:
    beget, engender, procreate

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?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say father in sign language?

  1. father

How to use father in a sentence?

  1. David Beckham:

    Every father wants to be loving to their children and thats whatI see with him. i like to feel that I still impress my kids all the time... Weve always said that this is not a vanity project for us.This is a legacy.

  2. The Divine Pymander:

    The path to immortality is hard, and only a few find it. The rest await the Great Day when the wheels of the universe shall be stopped and the immortal sparks shall escape from the sheaths of substance. Woe unto those who wait, for they must return again, unconscious and unknowing, to the seed-ground of stars, and await a new beginning. Those who are saved by the light of the mystery which I have revealed unto you, O Hermes, and which I now bid you to establish among men, shall return again to the Father who dwelleth in the White Light, and shall deliver themselves up to the Light and shall be absorbed into the Light, and in the Light they shall become Powers in God. This is the Way of Good and is revealed only to them that have wisdom.

  3. Asbel Kiprop:

    I have worked so hard to build a career since 2003 when I was 13 years old. The achievements I made are crumbling before my own eyes, for a crime that I have not committed, in the court of public opinion, as an advocate of clean sports, I know I am very innocent. I am accused of something that I have never committed. Athletics runs deep in Kiprop's family. His father David Kebenei represented Kenya at the 1987 All Africa Games in Nairobi, where he finished fourth in the 1,500 meters. Kebenei ran in the golden era of British middle-distance running, competing against current IAAF President Sebastian Coe in the early 1980s. Kiprop's brother Victor Kebenei is an upcoming 800 meters runner.

  4. Alexander Vindman:

    The privilege of serving my country is not only rooted in my military service, but also in my personal history. I sit here, as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant, my family fled the Soviet Union when I was three-and-a-half years old. Upon arriving in New York City in 1979, my father worked multiple jobs to support us, all the while learning English at night. He stressed to us the importance of fully integrating into our adopted country.

  5. Mercedes Moran:

    He didn't want to end up intubated like our father, he said, 'Most of the dead are Hispanics and African Americans. I don't want to die far from you.'.


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