Referee vs Mediator - What's the difference?
As a verb referee
As a noun mediator is
(sports) An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game
A person who settles a dispute
A person who writes a letter of reference or provides a reference by phone call for someone
- 'The referee kicked Jim out of the game for fighting.'
An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published
- Your application, along with letters from three referees , should be received by January 31.
* In general, a referee moves around with the game, while an umpire stays (approximately) in one place.
To act as a referee.
* 'He has to referee three hockey games this weekend.'
* 'She has to finish refereeing an article for Nature .'
* mediatour (obsolete)
One who negotiates between parties seeking mutual agreement