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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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