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Synonyms of captain in English:


  • 1 the ship's captain
    commander, master, skipper
    informal old man
  • 2 the cup was presented to the winning team's captain
    leader, head, skipper;
    representative, figurehead
    informal boss
  • 3 a captain of industry
    magnate, tycoon, mogul, grandee, baron, nabob, mandarin, industrialist;
    chief, head, leader, boss, principal
    North American informal honcho, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher
  • verb

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  • a small vessel captained by a cut-throat
    command, skipper, run, be in charge of, have charge of, control, have control of, govern, preside over, direct, rule, manage, supervise, superintend
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