Synonyms for doctor

Synonyms for (noun) doctor

Synonyms: doctor

Definition: children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office

Usage: the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor

Similar words: child's play, play

Definition: activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

Usage: Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child


Synonyms: doc, doctor, Dr., physician, MD, medico

Definition: a licensed medical practitioner

Usage: I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

Similar words: medical man, medical practitioner

Definition: someone who practices medicine


Synonyms: doctor, Dr.

Definition: a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution

Usage: she is a doctor of philosophy in physics

Similar words: scholar, scholarly person, student, bookman

Definition: a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines


Synonyms: Doctor, Doctor of the Church

Definition: (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching

Usage: the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages

Similar words: theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer

Definition: someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

Synonyms for (verb) doctor

Synonyms: doctor

Definition: give medical treatment to

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: 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


Synonyms: doctor, bushel, touch on, furbish up, fix, repair, restore, mend

Definition: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Usage: She repaired her TV set; Repair my shoes please

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: sophisticate, doctor, doctor up

Definition: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

Usage: Sophisticate rose water with geraniol

Similar words: adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch

Definition: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

Usage: adulterate liquor