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Synonyms for refereeing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umpirage, officiation, officiating, refereeing(noun)

    the act of umpiring

    "the officiating was excellent"

    umpirage, officiation, officiating

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "refereeing":

    arbitration, 'arbitrage, adjudication, arbitrage, arbitrate

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How to use refereeing in a sentence?

  1. Nigel Owens:

    You can't go into refereeing to be liked, just be yourself, do the best you can and people will then respect you.

  2. Argentine Nestor Pitana:

    For any kid who loves football, the dream is to get to the World Cup final, this team have worked so hard to get where we are, we've managed one of the greatest achievements in the world of refereeing. And now we want to finish the job, in the best way possible.

  3. Alanna Kennedy:

    I'm not surprised, the refereeing has been questionable the whole tournament, in terms of the rules and decisions there needs to be more clarity for everyone, it's the way it goes, you have to play to the whistle. But we definitely need more clarity about certain things.

  4. Warren Gatland:

    Players are getting bigger and more physical every year so there's not that much space on the rugby field, you create space by getting quick ball( and) refereeing the offside line strongly.

  5. Carlos Queiroz:

    We need to know what's going on and nobody allows me to see, you have one system which costs a fortune...and nobody takes responsibility. When there is a decision with VAR, we need to know who is refereeing the game.


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