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referee

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person who impartially decides or resolves a dispute or controversy
  • served as the unofficial referee in disputes over the family business

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referee

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of referee (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of referee was in 1549

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“Referee.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/referee. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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