Synonyms of father in English:

father


See definition of father

noun

1‘he went home to see his mother and father’

SYNONYMS
male parent, begetter, patriarch, paterfamilias
biological father, birth father
adoptive father, foster father, stepfather
informal dad, daddy, pop, poppa, pa, old boy, old man
British informal, dated pater
ANTONYMS

child

2usually fathers‘let me be free to follow the religion of my fathers’

SYNONYMS
ancestor, forefather, forebear, progenitor, predecessor, antecedent, forerunner, precursor
rare primogenitor
ANTONYMS

descendant

3‘he was the father of democracy’

SYNONYMS
originator, initiator, founder, founding father, inventor, creator, maker, author, prime mover, instigator, architect, engineer, designer, deviser, planner, contriver, mastermind
literary begetter

4‘the city fathers’

SYNONYMS
leader, elder, senior figure, patriarch, senator, guiding light, official

5Father‘our heavenly Father’

SYNONYMS
God, Lord, Lord God, Deity
humorous Him upstairs, the man upstairs

6usually Father‘the Father joined the other priests’

SYNONYMS
priest, pastor, parson, clergyman, father confessor, churchman, man of the cloth, man of God, cleric, minister, preacher
abbé, curé
informal reverend, padre

verb

1‘he fathered six children’

SYNONYMS
be the father of, sire, engender, generate, bring into being, bring into the world, give life to, spawn
procreate, reproduce, breed
literary beget

2‘he fathered a strand of applied economics’

SYNONYMS
establish, institute, originate, initiate, put in place, invent, found, create, generate, conceive