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English noun: sire

1. sire (person) a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority

Broader (hypernym)Lord, noble, nobleman

2. sire (person) the founder of a family

SamplesKeep the faith of our forefathers.

Synonymsfather, forefather

Broader (hypernym)ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

Narrower (hyponym)patriarch

3. sire (animal) male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse

Broader (hypernym)male

English verb: sire

1. sire (body) make children

SamplesAbraham begot Isaac.
Men often father children but don't recognize them.

Synonymsbeget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, mother

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)create, make

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