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What is another word for parents?

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One's mother and father as a pair
“I'll have to ask my parents if I can go to the party tonight.”
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.”
Persons relating to family, ancestors or relatives
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a source or origin of something
“Somewhere, there was a second group of people who spoke a language that was the parent of modern Lao-Yo dialects.”
Plural for the creator or designer of something
“He is known as the parent of the Russian Mariinsky Ballet.”
Plural for the necessary basis for something to develop
Plural for a person of a high rank or in a position of power or command
Plural for one who cares for another
To 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.”
To beget or conceive (offspring)
To create or initiate, typically something innovative
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