Synonyms of captain in English:

captain


See definition of captain

noun

1‘the ship's captain’

SYNONYMS
commander, master, skipper
informal old man

2‘the cup was presented to the winning team's captain’

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leader, head, skipper
representative, figurehead
informal boss

3‘a captain of industry’

SYNONYMS
magnate, tycoon, mogul, grandee, baron, nabob, mandarin, industrialist
chief, head, leader, boss, principal
informal number one, bigwig, big wheel, big cheese, big shot, big gun, big noise, top dog, fat cat
North American informal honcho, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher

verb

1‘a small vessel captained by a cut-throat’

SYNONYMS
command, skipper, run, be in charge of, have charge of, control, have control of, govern, preside over, direct, rule, manage, supervise, superintend