Synonyms of pioneer in English:

pioneer


See definition of pioneer

noun

1‘the pioneers of the Wild West’

SYNONYMS
settler, colonist, colonizer, frontiersman, frontierswoman, explorer, trailblazer, discoverer

2‘a pioneer of motoring’

SYNONYMS
developer, innovator, groundbreaker, trailblazer, pathfinder, front runner, founder, founding father, architect, experimenter, instigator, avant-gardist, creator
avant-garde, spearhead
formal neoteric

verb

1‘he pioneered the sale of motor insurance through high-street shops’

SYNONYMS
develop, introduce, evolve, start, begin, launch, instigate, initiate, put in place, take the initiative in, take the lead in, spearhead, institute, establish, found, give birth to, be the father of, be the mother of, originate, set in motion, create, open up, lay the groundwork for, lead the way for, prepare the way for, lay the foundations of
blaze a trail, set the ball rolling, break new ground, make the first move