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  1. par·ent
    IPA[ˈperənt]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. be or act as a parent to (a child):

      all children are special to those who parent them
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: parent, plural noun: parents

    • v.: verb: parent, 3rd person present: parents, gerund or present participle: parenting, past tense: parented, past participle: parented

    • noun

      a person's father or mother:

      a forefather or ancestor:

    • verb

      be or act as a parent to (a child):
    • verb

      share the duties of raising (a child) (used especially of parents who are separated or not in a relationship):
    • noun

      a person who co-parents a child.
    • noun

      a biological as opposed to an adoptive parent.
    • adjective

      containing a chromosomal complement from a mother and father and the mitochondrial DNA from the egg of a donor:
    • noun

      a parent who adopts or supports the principles of attachment parenting:
    • noun

      a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children:
    • noun

      a person bringing up a child or children without a partner:
    • verb

      share the duties of bringing up (a child) (used especially of parents who are separated or not in a relationship):
    • noun

      a person who co-parents a child.
    • noun

      a person bringing up a child or children without a partner:
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