Questions about the suffixes -er/-or vs. -ee

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Is there a word that means “the person who is to receive a report”?

Is there a word that means "the person who is to receive a report"? I'm looking for the equivalent of assignee with the difference that it would describe the person who is to be reported to. ...
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Word for “person that I supervise”

What is the best word to refer to the person that I (directly) supervise, in the context of a corporate workplace? The closest I can think of is employee, but that doesn't directly convey a direct ...
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Single word for someone who is being impersonated (“impersonatee”?)

I'm writing about impersonators and people being impersonated in general terms and having 'the impersonator' and 'the person being impersonated' is cumbersome at best. 'Impersonatee' sort of works, ...
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“Trainer” is to “trainee” as “mentor” is to what?

What do you call someone who is being mentored? Is it mentoree or mentee? Does the term student or pupil imply a context outside the business environment?
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What's the opposite of “authenticator”?

What's the opposite of "authenticator"? An authenticator is: "a person or thing that authenticates." What do you call the person who is being authenticated? Assuming the use case where a ...
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What word can be used to describe someone you're following? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good word for a person that’s being followed? For example, a Twitter user can have many followers. Twitter refers to the users that another user is following as ...
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What's the difference between a “delegator” and “delegatee”? [closed]

I've seen both delegator and delegatee used interchangeably and it always leaves me ambivalent to which is correct. It would be nice if some could point out the difference, and an example would also ...
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“-ee” and “-er” word endings

There are a few examples of pairs of words ending with -ee/-er like employee and employer or advisee and adviser. What I was curious about is if there was any rule that would describe the relationship ...
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Beneficiaries of an action ending with the “-ee” suffix

To refer to the beneficiary or patient of an action, sometimes one can form a word using the verb and the -ee suffix, e.g. assign → assignee employ → employee refuge → refugee On the other hand, ...
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What's the term describing employer-employee and similar role relations?

What do you call a word relation such as employer-employee, parent-child, teacher-student or doctor-patient, i.e. the relation between two roles that are dependent on each other? You can generally ...
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What would you call a person being coached?

I am looking for an intuitive one word description for somebody that is being coached, as in enjoying the services of a coach. I am thinking of something analogous to the oft used mentee as somebody ...
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Use of the word “mentee” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Trainer” is to “trainee” as “mentor” is to what? My employer has instituted a formal mentoring program for new employees. I was ...