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Definition 1: a pitcher who does not start the game - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for reliever in the sense of this definition

(reliever is a kind of ...) (baseball) the person who does the pitching

"our pitcher has a sore arm"

(... is a kind of reliever ) (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game

Definition 2: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where reliever or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
  • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Synonyms for reliever in the sense of this definition

(reliever is a kind of ...) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

(... is a kind of reliever ) someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession

(... is a kind of reliever ) a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts

"his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"

(... is a kind of reliever ) someone who takes the place of another person

Definition 3: a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies - [noun denoting person]

Samples where reliever or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a reliever of anxiety
  • an allayer of fears

Synonyms for reliever in the sense of this definition

(reliever is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

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