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1. doctor

noun. ['ˈdɑːktɝ, ˈdɔktɝ'] a licensed medical practitioner.

Synonyms

  • quack
  • resident physician
  • doctor-patient relation
  • medical practitioner
  • house physician
  • veterinary
  • physician
  • specialist
  • allergist
  • MD
  • sawbones
  • veterinarian
  • surgeon
  • medico
  • houseman
  • veterinary surgeon
  • intern
  • abortionist
  • medical intern
  • extern
  • interne
  • hakeem
  • gastroenterologist
  • operating surgeon
  • general practitioner
  • resident
  • doc
  • medical extern
  • medical man
  • medical specialist
  • Dr.
  • primary care physician
  • angiologist
  • hakim
  • GP

Antonyms

  • idle
  • nonresident
  • migratory
  • antinode

Etymology

  • doctor (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Doctor

  • wachter

How do you pronounce doctor?

Pronounce doctor as ˈdɔktər.

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Sentences with doctor


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your doctor may need to remove part of your nail or treat the infection with an antibiotic.

Quotes about doctor


1. You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.
- Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

2. I try and tell all the kids that I meet that hope to be amazing one day and be a professional athlete or a doctor or a lawyer or whatever they want to be. I tell them they can do all that because Tourette's won't stop them.
- Tim Howard

3. My mother hoped I would meet a nice doctor or barrister or accountant who would marry me and take me to live in what is now called Fashionable Dublin Four. But she felt that this was a vain hope. I was a bit loud to make a nice professional wife, and anyway, I was too keen on spending my holidays in far flung places to meet any of these people.
- Maeve Binchy

2. priest-doctor

noun. in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination.

Synonyms

  • priest
  • shaman
  • medicine man

3. doctor-fish

noun. surgeon fish of the West Indies.

Synonyms

  • Acanthurus chirurgus
  • surgeonfish
  • doctorfish
  • genus Acanthurus

4. doctor-patient_relation

noun. the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient.

Synonyms

  • medico
  • doctor
  • medical relation
  • patient
  • physician
  • doc
  • MD

Antonyms

  • break
  • inpatient
  • outpatient
  • complaining

5. doctor

verb. ['ˈdɑːktɝ, ˈdɔktɝ'] alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive.

Synonyms

  • doctor up
  • sophisticate
  • load
  • stretch
  • debase
  • adulterate

Antonyms

  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • doctor (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. doctor

noun. ['ˈdɑːktɝ, ˈdɔktɝ'] children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office.

Synonyms

  • child's play

Antonyms

  • qualified
  • generalist

Etymology

  • doctor (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. doctor

verb. ['ˈdɑːktɝ, ˈdɔktɝ'] give medical treatment to.

Synonyms

  • vet
  • care for

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • unwire
  • unlock

Etymology

  • doctor (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. Doctor

noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching.

Synonyms

  • theologist
  • theologian
  • Doctor of the Church
  • theologizer

9. doctor

noun. ['ˈdɑːktɝ, ˈdɔktɝ'] a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution.

Synonyms

  • Dr.
  • scholarly person
  • bookman
  • scholar

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • beginning
  • undock

Etymology

  • doctor (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. doctor

verb. ['ˈdɑːktɝ, ˈdɔktɝ'] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • sole
  • touch on
  • resole
  • improve
  • trouble-shoot
  • fiddle
  • patch
  • piece
  • patch up
  • mend
  • revamp
  • tinker
  • vamp
  • repoint
  • cobble
  • reheel
  • ameliorate
  • bushel
  • furbish up
  • darn
  • fill
  • restore
  • better
  • troubleshoot
  • amend
  • meliorate
  • heel
  • repair

Antonyms

  • break
  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie

Etymology

  • doctor (Middle English (1100-1500))
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