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Synonyms for father
ˈfɑ ðərfa·ther

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Wiktionary

  1. fatherverb

    Antonyms:
    son, daughter, mother, child

  2. fathernoun

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

    My father was a strong influence on me.

    Antonyms:
    daughter, mother, child, son

  3. Fathernoun

    To give rise to.

    Father Thomas was a good priest.

    Antonyms:
    mother, daughter, son, child

  4. Fathernoun

    A term of address for an elderly man.

    Come, father; you can sit here.

    Antonyms:
    mother, child, son, daughter

  5. fathernoun

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

    Antonyms:
    son, child, mother, daughter

  6. fathernoun

    Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.

    Antonyms:
    daughter, son, child, mother

Princeton's WordNet

  1. father, male parent, begetternoun

    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, sirenoun

    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, 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

    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, 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

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

  6. Father, Father-God, Fatherhoodnoun

    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, fathernoun

    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, fatherverb

    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 forthverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fathernoun

    Synonyms:
    male parent

  2. fathernoun

    Synonyms:
    ancestor, forefather, progenitor

  3. fathernoun

    Synonyms:
    creator, maker, originator, author, inventor

  4. fatherverb

    Synonyms:
    adopt

  5. fatherverb

    Synonyms:
    assume the authorship of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fathernoun

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

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

  2. fatherverb

    Synonyms:
    beget, engender, procreate

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How to use father in a sentence?

  1. Lee Kun-hee:

    My father has been lying at this hospital for more than a year, i understand even to a small degree the worry and pain that patients and their families have experienced.

  2. Eli Torres:

    The choices I made, it cost me. I could have prevented this from happening, somehow, some way, as a father. … I could have stopped it somehow. Protected her.

  3. Kyle Kashuv:

    First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.

  4. Ivanka Trump:

    When I was a young girl, my father Donald Trump always told me that I could do anything that I set my mind to if I coupled vision with determination and hard work, he meant it.

  5. Margarito Silva:

    Margarito Silva are most worried for my mother and my father, who have serious health issues, my father... is the only father that my daughter has ever known. She misses him dearly. Please ICE, do the right thing for me and my family. We ask for them to just come home safe.


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