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founders

See definition of founders on Dictionary.com
  • nounperson who establishes an institution
  • verbgo under, fail

synonyms for founders

  • architect
  • author
  • benefactor
  • builder
  • creator
  • designer
  • inventor
  • organizer
  • patron
  • planner
  • beginner
  • constructor
  • framer
  • generator
  • initiator
  • maker
  • originator
  • establisher
  • forebearer
  • institutor
  • prime mover

antonyms for founders

MOST RELEVANT
  • opponent
  • succeed
  • rise
  • achieve
  • accomplish
  • increase
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How to use founders in a sentence

He was one of the founders of Andover theological seminary, and contributed altogether about $125,000 to that institution.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
A proposal has been made by iron founders to deliver these castings on the spot at 7l.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
A stream never rises above its source, nor a home above the ideals of its founders.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
Beloe says of this Smith that ‘he was a most singular character, and among the first founders of the sect of the Antinomians.’
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
A belief, such as we refer to, was promulgated amongst the Crusaders, and was fostered by the founders of the Inquisition.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
The founders of your race are not handed down to you, like the fathers of the Roman people, as the sucklings of a wolf.
ORATIONSJOHN QUINCY ADAMS
By driving the founders of the Plymouth Colony into exile, it constrained them to absolute separation irreconcilable.
ORATIONSJOHN QUINCY ADAMS
Archbishop Parker was one of the founders of the Society of Antiquaries in 1572.
ENGLISH BOOK COLLECTORSWILLIAM YOUNGER FLETCHER
But about this time some among them set themselves up for founders of a new sect.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
A secret society, whose founders belonged to the disaffected spirits of the nation, had already taken root in it for a long time.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
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