Synonyms of pioneer in English:

pioneer


See definition of pioneer

noun

1‘the pioneers of the Wild West’

SYNONYMS

settler, colonist, colonizer, frontiersman, frontierswoman, explorer, trailblazer, discoverer

2‘a pioneer of motoring’

SYNONYMS

developer, innovator, groundbreaker, trailblazer, pathfinder, front runner, founder, founding father, architect, experimenter, instigator, avant-gardist, creator

avant-garde, spearhead

formal neoteric


verb

1‘he pioneered the sale of motor insurance through high-street shops’

SYNONYMS

develop, introduce, evolve, start, begin, launch, instigate, initiate, put in place, take the initiative in, take the lead in, spearhead, institute, establish, found, give birth to, be the father of, be the mother of, originate, set in motion, create, open up, lay the groundwork for, lead the way for, prepare the way for, lay the foundations of

blaze a trail, set the ball rolling, break new ground, make the first move