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English noun: parent

1. parent (person) a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian


Broader (hypernym)genitor


Narrower (hyponym)adopter, adoptive parent, begetter, empty nester, father, female parent, filicide, male parent, mother, stepparent


Member meronymfamily, family unit


Antonymschild, kid

2. parent an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


English verb: parent

1. parent (social) bring up


SamplesRaise a family.
Bring up children.


Synonymsbring up, nurture, raise, rear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cradle, fledge, foster


Causegrow up









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