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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 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
Noun
A human female who parents a child or who gives birth to one
Noun
A person who has or represents authority
Noun
One who cares for another
Noun
Closest blood relative, heir to inheritance
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
Verb
To conspire to devise (a plot or plan)
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