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parent  

1    begetter, father, guardian, mother, procreator, progenitor, sire  
2    architect, author, cause, creator, forerunner, origin, originator, prototype, root, source, wellspring  
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pare, parentage, partner, part

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exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
n.
parent whose children no longer leave in the family home
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team
[Leg.];[Bus.]
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
n.
child care provided by foster parents
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
n.
A directory is a book which gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.

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