Synonyms for parent

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pair-uh nt, par-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-

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Définition of parent

Origin :
  • early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.
  • noun person, source of product
Example sentences :
  • As between child and parent or nurse it is not argued about because it is inevitable.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • But the yearning towards the parent country is too strong to be overcome.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • I am a childless man, yet here I am as the parent of all of them.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • It is the parent, the fosterer, the sole supporter of the slave-trade.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • He then mentioned his intention, as a gentleman and a parent, of writing to Mr Merdle.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Mr. Montenero pressed me in his arms, with the affection of a parent.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Is not the author and parent of all our love, Cupid, as blind as a beetle?
  • Extract from : « The Praise of Folly » by Desiderius Erasmus
  • The child, becoming in time a parent, assumes a parent's debt.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • It will be readily seen that by this process the offspring are identical with the parent.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Eve turned quickly, and beheld the arms of her parent extended.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper

Antonyms for parent

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