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referee

ref·er·ee

referee

pronunciation:
re f ri
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one to whom a matter is referred for decision.
synonyms:
arbiter, arbitrator
similar words:
umpire
definition 2: in sports, an official who assures the players' compliance with the rules.
 
similar words:
umpire
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: refereed, refereeing, referees
definition: to function as a referee in (a contest, dispute, or the like).
 
synonyms:
arbitrate, umpire
similar words:
adjudicate, judge, mediate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to function as a referee.
synonyms:
arbitrate, umpire
similar words:
adjudicate, judge, mediate, officiate
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