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umpire

um·pire

umpire

 
pronunciation:
uhm paIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one appointed to rule on plays in a game, esp. a professional performing that function in a baseball game; referee.
 
synonyms:
referee
similar words:
linesman, ref, ump
definition 2: one chosen or empowered by disputing parties to settle differences between them; arbitrator.
synonyms:
arbitrator, referee
similar words:
adjudicator, arbiter, determiner, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, judge, mediator, peacemaker
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: umpired, umpires, umpiring
definition 1: to serve as umpire in (a game).
synonyms:
referee
similar words:
arbitrate, officiate, ref, ump
definition 2: to arbitrate (a dispute).
synonyms:
arbitrate, referee
similar words:
adjudicate, intercede, judge, mediate
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