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Synonyms for umpire
ˈʌm paɪərum·pire

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  1. umpireverb


  2. umpireverb

    To act as an umpire in a game.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. umpire

    A judge, in the legal sense, is a judicial officer appointed or elected to preside in courts of law, and to decide legal questions duly brought before him; the name is sometimes given to other legally constituted officers; as, the judges of election; in other relations, any person duly appointed to pass upon the merits of contestants or of competing articles may be called a judge; as, the judges at an agricultural fair, or at a race-track; in the widest sense, any person who has good capacity for judging is called a judge; as, a person is said to be a judge of pictures, or a good judge of a horse, etc. In most games the judge is called an umpire; as, the umpire of a game of ball or cricket. A referee is appointed by a court to decide disputed matters between litigants; an arbitrator is chosen by the contending parties to decide matters in dispute without action by a court. In certain cases an umpire is appointed by a court to decide where arbitrators disagree. Arbiter, with its suggestion of final and absolute decision, has come to be used only in a high or sacred sense; as, war must now be the arbiter; the Supreme Arbiter of our destinies. The judges of certain courts, as the United States Supreme Court, are technically known as justices.

    arbiter, arbitrator, judge, justice, referee

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. umpire

    judge, referee, arbiter, arbitrator

    litigant, disputant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. umpire, umpnoun

    an official at a baseball game

    arbitrator, ump, arbiter

  2. arbiter, arbitrator, umpireverb

    someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

    "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"

    arbitrator, ump, arbiter, supreme authority

  3. referee, umpireverb

    be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

    peer review, referee

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. umpirenoun

    arbitrator, arbiter, referee, judge

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. umpirenoun

    referee, judge, arbitrator, arbiter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "umpire":

    arbitrator, umpires, adjudicator, arbiter, referee

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  1. Stefanos Tsitsipas:

    The chair umpire was very incorrect in what he was telling me during the match, i dont know what this chair umpire has in specific against my team, but hes been complaining and telling me that my team talks all of the time when Im out on the court playing. Hes very I dont know. I believe hes not right, because I never hear anything of what my team says from the outside.

  2. Bill Cassidy:

    You have to have an umpire, even if the umpire occasionally gets it wrong, because otherwise you are only accepting analysis by people with motivations define certain answers, and so I am very reluctant to disregard what the CBO score is.

  3. Jeremy Ben-Ami:

    It's kind of like saying, you've got a baseball batter who's in a slump and so -- what they've been doing -- they look at the videotape and instead of like doing a better swing, they just start hitting the umpire with the bat. Yeah, doing something different -- but it has to make sense what you're doing, i don't think anybody who's been involved with this will say what we did worked... but that doesn't mean that this is the right approach.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Life, a game; you, a player; earth, a playground; money, your score; God, umpire, death, out of game.

  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas:

    Well, its not very pleasant when you have the umpire give you warnings and time violations and coaching violations during a match, it can affect your thinking. It can affect your decision-making.

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