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par·ent

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pronunciation:
per nt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mother or a father.
 
similar words:
father
definition 2: an ancestor; progenitor; forefather.
similar words:
progenitor
definition 3: a guardian; protector.
similar words:
father
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part of speech: adjective
definition: being the originating or administrative source.
a parent company
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: parented, parenting, parents
definition 1: to bear or rear (children).
similar words:
father
definition 2: to act as a parent to.
similar words:
father
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derivation: parenthood (n.)
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