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referee

 
Noun referee has 3 senses
  1. referee, ref - (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
    --1 is a kind of official
    Derived forms: verb referee1, verb refer4
  2. reviewer, referee, reader - someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    --2 is a kind of critic
    --2 has particulars: scanner
    Derived forms: verb referee2, verb refer4
  3. referee - an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
    --3 is a kind of
    lawyer, attorney
Verb referee has 2 senses
  1. referee, umpire - be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
    --1 is one way to judge
    Derived forms: noun referee1, noun refereeing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. referee, peer review - evaluate professionally a colleague's work
    --2 is one way to review, critique
    Derived form: noun referee2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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