Synonyms of referee


1. referee, ref, official

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

2. reviewer, referee, reader, critic

usage: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

3. referee, lawyer, attorney

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


1. referee, umpire, judge

usage: be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

2. referee, peer review, review, critique

usage: evaluate professionally a colleague's work

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Definition and meaning of referee (Dictionary)