Synonyms of mother in English:



  • 2 the foal's mother
  • 3 necessity is the mother of invention
    source, origin, genesis, fountainhead, inspiration, stimulus
    literary wellspring


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  • 1 she mothered her husband
    look after, care for, take care of, nurse, protect, tend, raise, rear; pamper, coddle, cosset, fuss over
    she mothered her husband
    [Antonyms] neglect


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  • 1 my mother tongue
    native, first, original; ancestral

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maternal relating to or like a mother
matricide the killing of a mother by her child

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