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referee

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of referee

  1. a person who impartially decides or resolves a dispute or controversy <served as the unofficial referee in disputes over the family business> Synonyms adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, judge, umpireRelated Words jurist, justice, magistrate; intermediary, intermediate, mediator, mediatrix, moderator, negotiator; conciliator, go-between, peacemaker, reconciler, troubleshooter; decider




referee

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of referee

  1. to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute) <their father usually ends up refereeing any disputes concerning use of the big TV> Synonyms adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decide, determine, judge, rule (on), settle, umpireRelated Words consider, deem, deliberate, hear, ponder, weigh; size up; mediate, moderate, negotiate; prosecute, try; find (for or against); conclude, resolve; redetermine, rejudgeNear Antonyms equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt





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