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referees

noun
plural of referee

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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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referees

verb
present tense third-person singular of referee

Synonyms & Antonyms of referees (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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“Referees.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/referees. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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