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buffer

noun

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  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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