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What's a single word to name a person/entity that determines?

I am looking for a single word (noun) describing a person or any other entity that determines something. For example: John determines next year goals for his employees. John is a ... of employee ...
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“Created” is to “creator”, and “updated” to “editor”, as “deleted” is to what agent noun?

I'm modeling a database and I have these three fields (among others): created_by, updated_by, and deleted_by. I'm using author as an alias for "created_by", and editor as an alias for ...
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What is a person who hallucinates called? [closed]

What do you call a person who sees illusions or hallucinates? Crazy? Hallucinator? (Is this even a word?) Insane? Freak? Something else?
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What word would best be used to describe an entity that “cancels” something?

I am writing some code for an application that initiates an asynchronous action and returns an object that can be used to cancel the action before completion. However, I am having difficulty naming ...
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Is there a word for something that gets “acted upon”?

For instance, say I have two individuals and one is active, the other passive. I know I can call the active person the "actor"—he "acts upon" the passive person. But what do I call the "acted upon"? ...
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A word for “one who tames wild animals”

I want to know a single word that conveys this meaning "one who tames wild animals".
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What is the opposite of an agent noun?

Is there a simple phrase to describe the object of an agent noun performing an action? The adviser helped the advisee. The employer fired the employee. Is there a phrase similar to "agent ...