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

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Questions related to acceptability of “threatener / threatenee.”

Background In the context of a legal/political philosophical writing, I have occasion to examine the relationship between one who makes a threat (the "threatener") and one against whom a threat has ...
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Does a 'converger' converge to a 'convergee'?

I am trying to append suffixes to nouns 'related' (is there a more appropriate term?) by a verb. My example is from mathematics. Imagine a sequence S which converges to a limit L. Can I refer to S and ...
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How flexible is the suffix -ee?

I have read some posts about the suffix -ee, which is added to a verb to turn it into a word that describes a person having the action done to them: e.g. employ becomes employee, a person who is ...
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Can “rentee” be used to refer to one who rents an item?

I am working on a project where I need to be able to distinguish between one who is offering something for rent, and one who is renting from someone. The phrases used need to be short and concise. ...
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Word with -ee as a suffix

Is it correct English to be able to add the suffix -ee on to any verb to show the object of that verb? Ex: Abandonee is "one to whom something is abandoned" Observee is "one who is observed" ...
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Is there a better word than “helpee” to describe a person who receives help?

When I help someone, I am the helper, and he is the helpee. But surely there is a better word than this? I guess you could say "recipient of help" or "beneficiary", but I don't really like either of ...
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Is “recordee” a word? [closed]

Does recordee exist in English? The word doesn't exist in Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries, but I was hoping to use it as "someone who is being recorded".
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Permittee and Permitter? [closed]

According to Wiktionary, permittee is the one who receives a permit. May I call the one who permit something as permitter?
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Word for a “decorated item”

Is there a single word for something that is subject to a decoration? Is it something like "decoree"? EDIT: I want to give an explanation what I need this word for. I am currently developing a ...
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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. Example:...
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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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Is “demonstratee” a legitimate word?

Is demonstratee a legitimate word? None of the usual sources think so, but it seems like -ee should be a productive suffix. If it isn't, is there another word that can be used in reference to the ...
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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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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 person ...
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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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Is the word “throwee” acceptable?

I wanted to have a word to refer to the thing being thrown, so I decided to use the word "throwee". I can't find this word in online dictionaries, so I guess this word does not exist in the English ...
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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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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 horrified (...
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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 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? [duplicate]

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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What's the difference between a “delegator” and “delegatee”? [closed]

I've seen both delegator and delegatee used interchangeably in a conversation, and it always leaves me ambivalent to which is correct to use, and when or under what circumstances/context? It would be ...
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Is “coachee” even a word?

If I am Rita's coach, is Rita my *coachee? (yikes) Is that even a word? Would it be correct instead to say she is my ward? What about terms for people at the other end of a mentor, sponsor ...
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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 ...