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Definition 1: (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for referee in the sense of this definition

(referee is a kind of ...) someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

"the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

(referee belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for referee in the sense of this definition

(referee is a kind of ...) anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

(... is a kind of referee ) someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

Definition 3: an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case - [noun denoting person]

(referee is a kind of ...) a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

(referee belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: evaluate professionally a colleague's work - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for referee in the sense of this definition

(referee is a kind of ...) appraise critically

"She reviews books for the New York Times" "Please critique this performance"

Definition 5: be a referee or umpire in a sports competition - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for referee in the sense of this definition

(referee is a kind of ...) determine the result of (a competition)

(referee belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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