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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 for "father":

    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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Karen
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How to say father in sign language?

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How to use father in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Ted Cruz father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being … shot, nobody even brings it up.

  2. Lady Gaga:

    It did hurt. But what are you going to do? I can’t… it’s his father, you know. Whatever he was feeling in that moment I have compassion and love for him. But yes, of course it hurt. I still have to trust and believe in myself as a Bowie fan. I’m not his family, and the thing is, that’s his father. His father is not David Bowie, his father is David Jones.

  3. Katherine Schwarzenegger:

    It's been a gift to her siblings,her father and to everyone who loves [her and Chris]. To see somebody step into a role of motherhood is reallya beautiful thing. I'm a big believer that motherhood and parenting is the most valuable work that we do in this world.

  4. United States:

    The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qa' ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.

  5. Donald Trump on Monday:

    My whole life really has been a 'no' and I fought through it, it has not been easy for me, it has not been easy for me. And you know I started off in Brooklyn, my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.


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