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What is another word for parent?

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Noun
A person who raises, nurtures or cares for a child, typically the begetter
“It is about the relationship between a loving parent who is often frustrated by the way her children behave, but who still wants to see them grow and prosper.”
Noun
A person's father
“My father has been a great parent for my sister and I, as well as a great husband to my mother.”
Noun
A person's mother
“For the most part, the mother has been a great parent, although lately I find myself questioning some of her methods.”
Noun
A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind
“Ophelia'is renowned for its perfect form and its contribution as a parent to modern roses.”
Noun
A source or origin of something
“Somewhere, there was a second group of people who spoke a language that was the parent of modern Lao-Yo dialects.”
Noun
The creator or designer of something
“He is known as the parent of the Russian Mariinsky Ballet.”
Noun
The necessary basis for something to develop
Noun
A person of a high rank or in a position of power or command
Noun
One's closest blood relative, typically an heir to an inheritance
Noun
One who cares for another
Adjective
Of, or related to being, a parent
“Many adopters deal with parent issues that are unique to them.”
Verb
To be, or act as, a parent to (a child)
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“This goes to his credibility and judgment, and in that sense bears on his ability to parent Jeremy.”
Verb
To beget or conceive (offspring)
Verb
To create or initiate, typically something innovative
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