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What is another word for parent?

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Noun
A person who raises, nurtures or cares for a child, typically the begetter
“It is about the relationship between a loving parent who is often frustrated by the way her children behave, but who still wants to see them grow and prosper.”
Noun
A person's father
“My father has been a great parent for my sister and I, as well as a great husband to my mother.”
Noun
A person's mother
“For the most part, the mother has been a great parent, although lately I find myself questioning some of her methods.”
Noun
A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind
“Ophelia'is renowned for its perfect form and its contribution as a parent to modern roses.”
Noun
A source or origin of something
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“Somewhere, there was a second group of people who spoke a language that was the parent of modern Lao-Yo dialects.”
Noun
The creator or designer of something
“He is known as the parent of the Russian Mariinsky Ballet.”
Noun
A healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
Noun
A person of a high rank or in a position of power or command
Noun
One who cares for another
Noun
One's closest blood relative, typically an heir to an inheritance
Adjective
Of, or related to being, a parent
“Many adopters deal with parent issues that are unique to them.”
Verb
To be, or act as, a parent to (a child)
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“This goes to his credibility and judgment, and in that sense bears on his ability to parent Jeremy.”
Verb
To give birth to
Verb
To create or initiate (something)
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