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English noun: reliever

1. reliever (person) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

SamplesThe star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes.
We need extra employees for summer fill-ins.

Synonymsbackup, backup man, fill-in, relief, stand-in, substitute

Broader (hypernym)compeer, equal, match, peer

Narrower (hyponym)alternate, double, locum, locum tenens, replacement, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate

2. reliever (person) a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies

SamplesA reliever of anxiety.
An allayer of fears.

Synonymsallayer, comforter

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. reliever (person) a pitcher who does not start the game

Synonymsfireman, relief pitcher

Broader (hypernym)hurler, pitcher, twirler

Narrower (hyponym)closer, finisher

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