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Synonyms for doctor



add to


Synonyms for doctor

to give medical aid to


to restore to proper condition or functioning

to impart a false character to (something) by alteration

to make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances

Synonyms for doctor

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

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

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

alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

give medical treatment to

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19) Sympathetic identification with the patient's pain, rather than heroic and self-interested intervention on bodily symptoms disconnected from the patient's suffering, forms the basis of Kittredge's diagnostic acuity; doctorly feeling, rather than the pharmaceutical machine, provides a better basis for efficacious medicine.
His professional dependence on the feminized body uneasily situated the doctor in an imitative relation to the inarticulate body whose pain the doctor must vicariously experience in order to perform his doctorly role.
It is the kind of bold macho opining touched with originality that reputedly earns men rather than women first class degrees, and is more entertaining though less nourishing than the more doctorly dissertations of the high academics.
But the doctorly qualities of wisdom and compassion must be joined by professional courage.
She starts to hack, and he assures her in his doctorly tones: "If you don't cough, you don't get off.