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buffer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of buffer

  1. 1 one who works with opposing sides in order to bring about an agreement <it took a friend serving as a buffer between the feuding siblings to get them to speak to one another again> Synonyms broker, mediator, conciliator, go-between, honest broker, interceder, intercessor, intermediary, intermediate, interposer, middleman, peacemakerRelated Words troubleshooter; moderator; bargainer, negotiant, negotiator; appeaser, pacificator, pacifier, reconciler; agent, attorney, deputy, factor, procurator, proxy; liaison, medium; ambassador, emissary, envoy, legate, messenger; delegate, representative; busybody, interferer, meddler; arbiter, arbitrator, judge, referee, umpire; adviser (also advisor), counselor (or counsellor)

  2. 2 something that serves as a protective barrier <the excelsior acts as an additional buffer for the marble bust during shipping> Synonyms cushion, bumper, cocoon, cushioning, fender, padRelated Words baffle, muffler; padding; safeguard, shield; barricade, cordon




buffer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buffer

  1. to lessen the shock of <during my walk an umbrella and thick coat buffered the freezing rain> Synonyms cushion, gentle, softenRelated Words baffle, dampen, deaden, dull, obtund; moderate, modulate, temper; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease; lighten, mitigate, relieveNear Antonyms heighten, intensify, sharpen




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