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Noun
A person's father or mother
“Both died, leaving their brother to become an adoptive parent to their children.”
Noun
A source or origin of a smaller or less important part
“He is regarded as one of the parents of modern classical music.”
Noun
A forebear
Noun
A person who creates or initiates something
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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
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Noun
A woman in relation to her child or children
Noun
Closest blood relative, heir to inheritance
Noun
A person who has or represents authority
Noun
One who cares for another
Noun
A father, a male parent
Adjective
Having the quality or nature of a parent
Verb
Be or act as a parent to (a child)
“This goes to his credibility and judgment, and in that sense bears on his ability to parent Jeremy.”
Verb
To give birth to
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