Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun doctor

4 senses of doctor

Sense 1
doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico -- (a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor")
       => medical practitioner, medical man -- (someone who practices medicine)

Sense 2
Doctor of the Church, Doctor -- ((Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages")
       => theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser -- (someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology)

Sense 3
doctor -- (children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor")
       => play, child's play -- (activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child")

Sense 4
doctor, Dr. -- (a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics")
       => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student -- (a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb doctor

3 senses of doctor

Sense 1
sophisticate, doctor, doctor up -- (alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol")
       => load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase -- (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")

Sense 2
doctor -- (give medical treatment to)
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 3
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on -- (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

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