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Synonyms for pioneer
ˌpaɪ əˈnɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pioneer, innovator, trailblazer, groundbreaker(noun)

    someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art

    groundbreaker, innovator, trailblazer

  2. pioneer(verb)

    one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

    "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"

    groundbreaker, innovator, trailblazer

  3. pioneer, open up(verb)

    open up an area or prepare a way

    "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"

    open up, open, initiate

  4. initiate, pioneer(verb)

    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

    "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

    induct, originate, initiate, open up, broach, lead up, start

  5. pioneer(verb)

    open up and explore a new area

    "pioneer space"

    open up, initiate


  1. pioneer(verb)

    break new ground, push the envelope

  2. pioneer(verb)

    To go before and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.

    break new ground, push the envelope

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pioneers, trailblazer, forerunner, herald, raed, vanguard, maj., precursor, frontier

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