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Noun
The identity and nature of one's parents
“English gentlemen, after all, do not discriminate against each other on the grounds of parents, only of breeding.”
Noun
Persons relating to family, ancestors or relatives
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Plural for a person's father or mother
“Both died, leaving their brother to become an adoptive parent to their children.”
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Plural for a source or origin of a smaller or less important part
“He is regarded as one of the parents of modern classical music.”
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Plural for a person or thing that comes before another of the same kind
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Plural for an originator of a plan or idea
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Plural for 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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Plural for a human female who parents a child or who gives birth to one
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Plural for a person of a high rank or in a position of power or command
Noun
Plural for one who cares for another
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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