Synonyms of parent in English:

parent


See definition of parent

noun

1‘her parents divorced when she was seven’

SYNONYMS
mother, father
biological parent, birth parent, adoptive father, adoptive mother, surrogate mother, foster-parent, foster-mother, foster-father, step-parent, stepmother, stepfather, guardian
single parent, lone parent, co-parent
informal one's old man, one's old woman, one's old lady
rare begetter, procreator, progenitor, progenitress, progenitrix, genitor, pater
informal rents

2‘rhythm and blues, the parent of rock and roll’

SYNONYMS
source, origin, genesis, originator, root, fountain, cause, author, architect
precursor, forerunner, predecessor, antecedent, forebear, ancestor
literary wellspring
rare radix

verb

1‘all children are special to those who parent them’

SYNONYMS
bring up, be the parent of, look after, take care of, rear, raise, nurture