-ee definition

  • suffix:
    • one which receives or benefits from a specified action: addressee.
    • One that possesses a specified thing: mortgagee.
    • one which carries out a specified action: absentee.
    • One resembling: goatee.
    • a certain, particularly a diminutive form of: bootee.
    • One linked to: bargee.
    • put into verbs to make words indicating a person or thing that's the object of that verb (ie, to who or even which an action is completed).
    • Less generally added to verbs to make words indicating a person or thing this is the subject of this verb (ie, who or that does an action), especially where a passive sense of the verb is suggested.
    • regularly develop words meaning a person who could be the other party to a contract involving an individual explained by the matching word ending in -or
    • accustomed develop terms indicating someone who has encountered a specific surgical treatment
    • Irregularly put into nouns to indicate a person somehow from the item denoted because of the noun.
    • always form diminutives.
  • others:
    • A suffix made use of, mainly in law terms, in a passive signification, to indicate the direct or indirect object of an action, and/or anyone to whom an act is done or on whom a right is conferred; as in assignee, donee, alienee, grantee, etc. It is correlative to -or, the broker or doer.

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