father figure

father figure
a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
Syn: ↑father surrogate
Hypernyms: ↑man, ↑adult male
Hyponyms: ↑foster-father, ↑foster father, ↑stepfather

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noun, pl ⋯ -ures [count]
: an older man who is respected and admired like a father

The coach was a stern, wise father figure to his players.

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ˈfather figure [father figure father figures] noun
an older man that sb respects because he will advise and help them like a father

Adam looked up to Bill as a father figure.

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