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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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