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    #1

    Detainer

    Hi,

    I'm basically wondering if "detainer" can be used as a synonym of "captor." Most online dictionaries I've consulted strictly describe the word as being similar to "detainment," providing no indication that it also bears the same meaning as "captor." Yet, certain synonym-related sites such as thesaurus.com list the word as a synonym of "captor." I've heard that nouns that end with "er" can usually have these letters changed to "ee" to state the opposite, and vice versa. So I'm basically wondering if that actually applies here.
    Last edited by Novalia; 30-Sep-2013 at 13:07.

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    #2

    Re: Detainer

    I wouldn't use it. Most dictionaries today don't list that meaning and I haven't heard it used that way.

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    #3

    Re: Detainer

    All right, thanks for your time.

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