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See definition of kingmaker on Dictionary.com
  • as ingray eminence
  • as inpower broker

synonyms for kingmaker

  • behind-the-scenes operator
  • eminence grise
  • friend at court
  • hidden hand
  • powerbroker
  • wire-puller
  • fixer
  • hand that rocks the cradle
  • influence peddler
  • latency
  • logroller
  • power behind the throne
  • wire-puller
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How to use kingmaker in a sentence

This makes the Greens, on 118 seats, and the FDP, on 92 seats, kingmakers of the coalition.
GERMANY'S ELECTION PRODUCED NO CLEAR WINNER. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS NEXTELOISE BARRYSEPTEMBER 27, 2021TIME
In fact, if they perform as expected, the Greens could be the kingmakers or dealbreakers for a Labour-led government.
NORWAY'S FOSSIL FUEL RELIANCE IS GOING TO THE BALLOT BOXIAN BREMMERSEPTEMBER 10, 2021TIME
Isaiah Rynders was the swing-state kingmaker of American electoral politics.
NEW YORK’S FIRST CRIME BOSS: CAPTAIN ISAIAH RYNDERSMARK LAWRENCE SCHRADSEPTEMBER 10, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
We may be seen as the kingmakers in regards to who wins outside of the walled gardens, but until very recently we’ve been too fragmented in our expectations of the future and way too focused on our own little businesses.
‘OUR PLACE IN THE VALUE CHAIN COULD BE DIMINISHED’: CONFESSIONS OF A PUBLISHER EXEC ON THE FUTURE OF USER-LEVEL IDENTIFIERSSEB JOSEPHMARCH 16, 2021DIGIDAY
On the one hand, he is the former president, probably the GOP front-runner and, at the very least, a highly influential kingmaker, so what he does is news.
WHAT DID CPAC TELL US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE GOP?SARAH FROSTENSON (SARAH.FROSTENSON@ABC.COM)MARCH 1, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The battle of Barnet witnessed the fall and death of the kingmaker, and with her champion feudalism fell.
ABOUT LONDONJ. EWING RITCHIE
There was a man once in England whom they call the kingmaker.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 7 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Tom led forth the horses one after the other—Kingmaker, the Fiddler, Pittapat, and the others.
THE KILLERSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Not till Warwick, 'the Kingmaker,' was laid low on Barnet field, did the kingly ideal become paramount.
THE SIEGE OF NORWICH CASTLEMATILDA MARIA BLAKE
His queen, Anne Neville, the daughter of the kingmaker, was on her death-bed.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 5VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO KINGMAKER

  • behind-the-scenes operator
  • eminence grise
  • friend at court
  • hidden hand
  • kingmaker
  • powerbroker
  • wire-puller
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.