1. a pitcher who does not start the game

    Synonyms : fireman, relief pitcher
    Type Of : twirler, hurler, pitcher
  2. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies

    Synonyms : allayer, comforter
    Type Of : soul, individual, someone, somebody, person, mortal
    Examples :
    • a reliever of anxiety
  3. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

    Synonyms : backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, stand-in, substitute
    Type Of : compeer, equal, match, peer


  1. provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)

    Antonyms : unendowed
    Examples :
    • a well-endowed college
    • endowed with good eyesight
    • endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights


  1. equally skillful with each hand

    Synonyms : two-handed
    Antonyms : left-handed, right-handed
    Examples :
    • an ambidextrous surgeon
  2. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

    Synonyms : deceitful, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, janus-faced, two-faced


  1. deteriorate in health

    Synonyms : get worse
    Type Of : change state, turn
    Examples :
    • he relapsed
  2. go back to bad behavior

    Synonyms : fall back, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress
    Type Of : revert, turn back, regress, retrovert, return
  3. a failure to maintain a higher state

    Synonyms : backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapsing, reversion, reverting
    Type Of : failure


  1. the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled

    Synonyms : wrecking
    Type Of : demolition, destruction, wipeout
  2. complete destruction of a building

    Synonyms : demolishing, leveling, tearing down
    Type Of : destruction, devastation


  1. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature

    Synonyms : attestant, attestator, attestor
    Type Of : signatory, signer
  2. someone who sees an event and reports what happened

    Synonyms : informant, witnesser
    Type Of : speaker, talker, percipient, observer, perceiver, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer, beholder
  3. perceive or be contemporaneous with

    Synonyms : find, see
    Type Of : go through, experience, see
  4. a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

    Synonyms : looker, spectator, viewer, watcher
    Type Of : observer, beholder, percipient, perceiver
  5. be a witness to

    Type Of : watch
    Examples :
    • She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court
  6. (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law

    Type Of : somebody, person, mortal, soul, someone, individual
  7. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith

    Type Of : testimony


  1. make brighter and prettier

    Synonyms : freshen up, renovate
    Type Of : regenerate, renew
    Examples :
    • we refurbished the guest wing


  1. indicate, as with a sign or an omen

    Synonyms : augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
    Type Of : indicate, betoken, point, signal, bespeak


  1. an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

    Synonyms : incrimination, inculpation
    Type Of : accusal, accusation
    Examples :
    • the police laid the blame on the driver
  2. harass with constant criticism

    Synonyms : find fault, pick
    Type Of : criticize, knock, pick apart, criticise
  3. a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

    Synonyms : rap
    Type Of : reproach
    Examples :
    • he took the blame for it
  4. put or pin the blame on

    Synonyms : fault
    Antonyms : absolve
    Type Of : charge, accuse
  5. attribute responsibility to

    Synonyms : charge
    Type Of : attribute, ascribe, assign, impute
    Examples :
    • We blamed the accident on her
  6. expletives used informally as intensifiers

    Synonyms : blamed, blasted, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal
    Examples :
    • it's a blamed shame
    • a blame cold winter


  1. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

    Synonyms : use
    Type Of : influence
    Examples :
    • his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
  2. the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

    Synonyms : handling
    Type Of : touch, touching