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Definition of parent:

  1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
  2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.

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nourish, ancestor, call forth, originate, conjure, precede, name, fount, upraise, levy, foster, start, kin, fountain, derivation, provenience, procreate, recruit, leaven, foremother, prove, nurture, get up, patriarch, conjure up, fountainhead, entrepreneur, progenitor, root, invoke, kindle, rise up, antecedent, breed, grow, mention, erect, stir, set up, put forward, raise, heighten, reboot, farm, elevate, cite, arouse, rootstock, origin, elicit, enkindle, lift, promote, inventor, refer, hatch, rear, engender, beginning, originator, produce, upgrade, kick upstairs, provenance, bring up, make, spawn, well, resurrect, enhance, predecessor, fire, evoke, beget, advance, boot, rise, ascendant, source, provoke, put up, sustain, architect, call down, spring, advert, create.

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