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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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Rhymes with Parent

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

Sentences with parent


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

Quotes about 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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