Synonyms of pioneer in English:


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1‘the pioneers of the Wild West’

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

2‘a pioneer of motoring’

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


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

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