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Synonyms for referee

Synonyms for referee

a person, usually appointed, who decides the issues or results, or supervises the conduct, of a competition or conflict

to make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law

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(sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play

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someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

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an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

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evaluate professionally a colleague's work

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The ESB All-Ireland MHC final between Kilkenny and Galway will be refereed by James McGrath, Westmeath who refereed the All-Ireland senior club final this year.
Meanwhile, the World Cup final will be refereed by Irishman Alain Rolland, the first northern hemisphere official to take charge of the game's showpiece event since 1995.
White has since refereed 30 internationals including two Rugby World Cups.
They have been brought up in the culture of Scottish football, they have refereed their early days in Scottish football and they have earned the right to referee the top games and I think they do it well.
His death has left a huge hole in the local game, even though he hasn't refereed in the Irish League for some years.
When Romano refereed a game with two women who graduated from an AFA school after she paved the way, a local newspaper article focused not on the women's performance in a traditionally male venue, but on which of the three the players considered the prettiest.
She also has refereed four women's NCAA championship games, including the 1997 matchup between Tennessee and Old Dominion.
As a result, Tempest has refereed in the Premiership A League, the British & Irish Cup and been fourth official (reserve referee) at nine Premiership Games.