Synonyms for disciple

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-sahy-puh l
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈsaɪ pəl

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Définition of disciple

Origin :
  • Old English discipul (fem. discipula), Biblical borrowing from Latin discipulus "pupil, student, follower," said to be from discere "to learn" [OED, Watkins], from a reduplicated form of PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).
  • But according to Barnhart and Klein, from a lost compound *discipere "to grasp intellectually, analyze thoroughly," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + capere "to take, take hold of" (see capable). Cf. Latin capulus "handle" from capere. Sometimes glossed in Old English by þegn (see thane).
  • noun believer, follower
Example sentences :
  • He has for a long time been a useful member of the Disciple Church.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • He was a disciple of Luther, thirty-six years younger than his master.
  • Extract from : « Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther » by Martin Luther
  • The disciple of Hegel will hardly become the slave of any other system-maker.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • There they find the great rhetorician and his younger friend and disciple Polus.
  • Extract from : « Gorgias » by Plato
  • And what is that which the Sophist knows and makes his disciple know?
  • Extract from : « Protagoras » by Plato
  • Learned as you are in many things, you appear to know nothing of this; but I know, for I am a disciple of his.
  • Extract from : « Protagoras » by Plato
  • It will be perceived that Evans had in Sheener not only a disciple; he had an advocate and a defender.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1920 » by Various
  • No longer, mighty King, I was his disciple so long as I believed in him; but he is not holy.
  • Extract from : « The Buddha » by Paul Carus
  • The sergeant was plainly a disciple of the "It's all in the same firm" school.
  • Extract from : « Pushed and the Return Push » by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • Major "Pat" was a disciple of cheering news for the batteries.
  • Extract from : « Pushed and the Return Push » by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

Antonyms for disciple

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