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1. parent

noun. ['ˈpɛrənt'] a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian.

Synonyms

  • stepparent
  • adopter
  • begetter
  • family
  • empty nester
  • genitor
  • father
  • male parent
  • female parent
  • mother
  • family unit
  • adoptive parent

Antonyms

  • father
  • male parent
  • female parent
  • mother

Etymology

  • parent (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Parent

  • declarant
  • inherent
  • emerant
  • aberrant
  • guerrant
  • ferrant
  • berent
  • errant

Example sentences of the word parent


1. Noun, singular or mass
You aren't out of luck just because the other parent got his return in first.

Quotes containing the word parent


1. I collaborated with fellow cat lover and designer Geren Ford to create a sweater that we hope any cat parent would wear to show their kitty pride and that all animal lovers can wear in support of the ASPCA.
- Kellie Pickler

2. Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

3. There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

2. foster-parent

noun. a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child.

Synonyms

  • foster-father
  • foster parent
  • foster-mother
  • foster father
  • foster mother
  • defender
  • guardian
  • protector

3. parent

noun. ['ˈpɛrənt'] an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained.

Synonyms

  • being

Antonyms

  • follower
  • discourage

Etymology

  • parent (Anglo-Norman)

4. parent

verb. ['ˈpɛrənt'] bring up.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • rear
  • cradle
  • fledge
  • nurture
  • bring up
  • grow up

Antonyms

  • bore
  • fall
  • lower
  • curse

Etymology

  • parent (Anglo-Norman)
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