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

2 senses of pioneer

Sense 1
pioneer, innovator, trailblazer, groundbreaker -- (someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art)
       => originator, conceiver, mastermind -- (someone who creates new things)

Sense 2
pioneer -- (one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them")
       => settler, colonist -- (a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country)

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

3 senses of pioneer

Sense 1
pioneer, open up -- (open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students")
       => introduce, innovate -- (bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced")

Sense 2
initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 3
pioneer -- (open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space")
       => explore -- (travel to or penetrate into; "explore unknown territory in biology")

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