What is another word for kingmaker?

Pronunciation: [kˈɪŋme͡ɪkə] (IPA)

"Kingmaker" is a term used to describe someone who has the power to influence the outcome of a situation, especially in politics. There are many synonyms for this word, such as power broker, influencer, strategist, decision-maker, mover and shaker, puppet master, and gatekeeper. Each of these words captures a different nuance of the role, from those who wield direct power to those who operate behind the scenes. Regardless of the title used, the essence of a kingmaker is the same: someone who has an outsized impact on the course of events. In politics, kingmakers can make or break campaigns, advise on policies, and even determine the fate of leaders.

What are the hypernyms for Kingmaker?

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What are the hyponyms for Kingmaker?

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Usage examples for Kingmaker

To take them from the book-case and carry them out to Barnet, where the kingmaker fell, and read with the wind in your face and the Great North Road before your eyes-is that too much to ask of mine ancient Londoner?
"An Ocean Tramp"
William McFee
Burford remained with his descendants till the reign of Henry V., when it passed by marriage to a still more notable man, in the person of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the "kingmaker."
"A Cotswold Village"
J. Arthur Gibbs
For example, I may mention "The Bear with the Ragged Staff," which was the crest of Richard Nevil, Earl of Warwick, commonly called "The kingmaker," who was slain in the battle of Barnet, 1471 A.D. "The Blue Boar" was one of the badges of the House of York.
"English Villages"
P. H. Ditchfield

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