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Synonyms for father
ˈfɑ ðərfa·ther

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fatherverb

    son, daughter, mother, child

  2. fathernoun

    A male who sires (and often raises) a child.

    My father was a strong influence on me.

    daughter, mother, child, son

  3. Fathernoun

    To give rise to.

    Father Thomas was a good priest.

    mother, daughter, son, child

  4. Fathernoun

    A term of address for an elderly man.

    Come, father; you can sit here.

    mother, child, son, daughter

  5. fathernoun

    A person who plays the role of a father in some way.

    son, child, mother, daughter

  6. fathernoun

    Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.

    daughter, son, child, mother

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. father, male parent, begetternoun

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

    "his father was born in Atlanta"

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

    mother, female parent

  2. forefather, father, sirenoun

    the founder of a family

    "keep the faith of our forefathers"

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

    mother, female parent

  3. Father, Padrenoun

    `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

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

    mother, female parent

  4. Church Father, Father of the Church, Fathernoun

    (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

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

    female parent, mother

  5. fathernoun

    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"

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

    female parent, mother

  6. Father, Father-God, Fatherhoodnoun

    God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

    "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

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

    female parent, mother

  7. founder, beginner, founding father, fathernoun

    a person who founds or establishes some institution

    "George Washington is the father of his country"

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

    mother, female parent

  8. don, fatherverb

    the head of an organized crime family

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

    female parent, mother

  9. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forthverb

    make children

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

    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

    mother, female parent

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fathernoun

    male parent

  2. fathernoun

    ancestor, forefather, progenitor

  3. fathernoun

    creator, maker, originator, author, inventor

  4. fatherverb


  5. fatherverb

    assume the authorship of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fathernoun

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

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

  2. fatherverb

    beget, engender, procreate

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  1. Karl Kraus:

    Psychoanalysts are father confessors who like to listen to the sins of the father as well.

  2. Producer John Marks:

    I think in general David wanted to celebrate his father, but he did not want to conceal the truth about that relationship either, … One minute, he’s talking about how he idolized his father from the first minute he saw him. But at the same time, he wanted to make clear that his father had not been much of a dad. And that he had been an abandoned child. I also think there was unfinished business with his dad. And part of what he was doing with those [new] songs was saying, ‘I couldn’t have that final conversation with my father, we couldn’t hash it all out. But what I can do is offer this warts and all tribute to him.

  3. Austin L. Sorensen:

    A child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father.

  4. Mr. van Gelder:

    Anne Frank wasn’t a star pupil. She was a likeable child. Sometimes I’d bump into her in the mornings on her way to school. Then she’d sometimes tell me stories that she’d made up together with her father. They were always really funny stories. She told me a lot about her father, but not much about her mother and sister. I also knew that she wanted to be a writer. Maybe she would have been…

  5. Chelsea Handler:

    I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters, i believe my father, I know my father. Soon after, Handler took to Twitter to share an image from a 1996 photo shoot for Vanity Fair that shows her sitting on her father’s lap, caressing his face and staring at him at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Ivanka Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics. ( Reuters).

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