Synonyms of captain in English:

captain


See definition of captain

noun

1‘the ship's captain’

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commander, master, skipper

informal old man

2‘the cup was presented to the winning team's captain’

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leader, head, skipper

representative, figurehead

informal boss

3‘a captain of industry’

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magnate, tycoon, mogul, grandee, baron, nabob, mandarin, industrialist

chief, head, leader, boss, principal

informal number one, bigwig, big wheel, big cheese, big shot, big gun, big noise, top dog, fat cat

North American informal honcho, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher


verb

1‘a small vessel captained by a cut-throat’

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command, skipper, run, be in charge of, have charge of, control, have control of, govern, preside over, direct, rule, manage, supervise, superintend