Synonyms for Parent:

n.

agency, blue-chip, agent, affiliate, anchor, acquisition, the biz, big business, base, account. arthropod, bear, beast of burden, animal, foremother, ancestor, big game, beast, precede, arachnid, amphibian, antecedent, kin, adult, progenitor, predecessor, biped, ascendant. deadbeat dad, entrepreneur, patriarch, daddy, architect, birth mother, start, inventor, birth parent, custodial parent, fatherhood, birth father, dad, empty nester, originator. beginning, root, well, source, fountainhead, fountain, rootstock, derivation, origin, spring, Provenience, provenance, fount. engender, procreate, make, create, breed, beget, hatch, spawn, originate. dad (noun)
daddy.
father (noun)
sire, dad, Procreator.
parent (noun)
nurture, raise, bring up, rear.
paternity (noun)
paternity, sire, creator, engenderer, father, maker, producer, forefather, forebear, founder, author, Procreator, responsibility, mother.
person, source of product (noun)
ancestor, origin, source, progenitor, father, creator, originator, architect, fountainhead, root, Procreator, mother, author.
precursor (noun)
forebear.

v.

cause (verb)
origin.
father (verb)
dad.
social (verb)
nurture, raise, bring up, rear.

Other synonyms:

foremother, rootstock, originator, Provenience, fount. entrepreneur, architect, provenance, fountainhead, patriarch, inventor, engender. hatch, spawn, beget, procreate, source, derivation, well, create. fountain, originate, breed, predecessor. beginning. root. make. forebear
progenitor.
produce
spawn.
progenitor
ancestor.
reproduce
procreate.
Other relevant words:
foremother, ascendant, originator, agent, well, architect, source, raise, predecessor, engender, ancestor, antecedent, fountainhead, stepmother, spring, origin, bring up, dad, stepfather, make, breed, procreate, fount, fatherhood, derivation, beget, provenance, beginning, progenitor, rootstock, originate, fountain, Provenience, nurture, patriarch, spawn, entrepreneur, create, rear, stepparent, inventor, hatch, root.

Usage examples for parent

  1. It is the parent who has borne me: it is the teacher who makes me man. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé