Synonyms of founder in English

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founder1


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noun

1‘Thomas Bodley, the founder of Oxford's Bodleian Library’

SYNONYMS
originator, creator, initiator, institutor, instigator, organizer, father, founding father, prime mover, architect, engineer, designer, deviser, developer, pioneer, author, planner, framer, inventor, mastermind, maker, producer, builder, constructor
literary begetter
rare establisher

Synonyms of founder in English

: founder1founder2

founder2


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See UK English definition of founder

See Spanish definition of fundador

verb

1‘the ship foundered on a voyage to Holland’

SYNONYMS
sink, go to the bottom, go down, be lost at sea, submerge, capsize, run aground, be swamped
informal go to Davy Jones's locker

2‘the scheme foundered due to lack of organizational backing’

SYNONYMS
fail, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, fall through, fall flat, break down, abort, miscarry, be defeated, suffer defeat, be in vain, be frustrated, collapse, misfire, backfire, not come up to scratch, meet with disaster, come to grief, come to nothing, come to naught, miss the mark, run aground, go wrong, go awry, go astray
informal flop, fizzle out, flatline, come a cropper, bite the dust, blow up in someone's face, go down like a lead balloon
ANTONYMS

succeed

3‘some of their horses foundered in the river bed’

SYNONYMS
stumble, trip, trip up, lose one's balance, lose one's footing, miss one's footing, slip, pitch, stagger, lurch, totter, fall, fall down, fall over, fall headlong, tumble, topple, sprawl, go lame, collapse