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one who does something

Usage

  • interlocutor

    An interlocutor is the person with whom you are having a (usually formal) conversation or discussion.

  • gubernatorial

    A gubernatorial office is the position that a governor of a state holds.

  • notorious

    A notorious person is well-known by the public at large; they are usually famous for doing something bad.

  • pastoral

    A pastoral environment is rural, peaceful, simple, and natural.

  • predecessor

    A predecessor comes before someone else in a job or is an ancestor of someone.

  • progenitor

    A progenitor is someone's ancestor; they can also be the originator of something.

  • authoritative

    An authoritative opinion is one that is convincing, accurate, reliable, and backed by leading experts.

  • authoritarian

    An authoritarian system, such as a government or military school, demands that people obey all orders without question.

  • advertorial

    An advertorial is a long advertisement—usually appearing in a newspaper or magazine—that has the form and feel of a normal article or editorial but which is actually trying to sell something or push a point of view.

  • authorize

    When one person authorizes another to do something, they are given official permission to do it.

  • authority

    Authority is the power to command or having control over something or someone.

  • narrator

    A narrator is a person who is telling a story, either in the real world or as a character in a book.

  • ancestor

    An ancestor is someone who came before you in your family, such as your great-grandmother or great-grandfather.

  • activator

    (biology) any agency bringing about activation

  • administrator

    someone who administers a business

  • auditor

    someone who listens attentively

  • contractor

    someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things

  • depositor

    a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution

  • dictator

    a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

  • exterminator

    someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)

  • jailor

    someone who guards prisoners

  • operator

    (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation

  • proctor

    watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)

  • purveyor

    someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

  • surveyor

    an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures

  • orator

    a person who delivers a speech or oration

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