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English noun: referee

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


Synonymsref


Broader (hypernym)official


Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. referee (person) someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication


Synonymsreader, reviewer


Broader (hypernym)critic


Narrower (hyponym)scanner

3. referee (person) an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case


Broader (hypernym)attorney, lawyer


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: referee

1. referee (competition) be a referee or umpire in a sports competition


Synonymsumpire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)judge


Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. referee (communication) evaluate professionally a colleague's work


Synonymspeer review


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)critique, review









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