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Synonyms of referee in English:


  • 1 the referee blew his whistle
    informal ref, ump
  • 2 include the names of two referees
    supporter, character witness, advocate
  • verb

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  • 1 he refereed the game
    umpire, judge
    informal ump
  • 2 they asked him to referee in the dispute
    arbitrate, mediate
  • Quote

    The only arithmetic he ever got was hearing the referee count up to ten.
    James Westerfield as Big Mac in On the Waterfront (1954)

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