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father

noun [C]  /ˈfɑð·ər/ us  
a male parent: My father retired seven years ago. the father of If you describe a man as the father of something, you mean that he began it, or first made it important: Freud was the father of psychoanalysis. (also Father) The title Father is used by a Christian priest, esp. a Roman Catholic, Episcopal, or Orthodox priest: Father Randall Are you giving a sermon, Father?
fatherhood
noun [U]  /ˈfɑð·ərˌhʊd/ us  
Fatherhood is a lifelong responsibility.

father

verb [T]  /ˈfɑð·ər/ us  
to become a father by causing a woman to produce a child: to father twins
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