Antonyms for umpired

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He drilled them in military parades and umpired them in their disputes and games.

The latter gentleman was on bases and Mr. Cochran umpired at the plate.

They called him "Honest Joe" at the time he umpired, and few ever disputed his decisions.

But judging from Tora's voice—it sounds really aggrieved—I think it's time we went and umpired about the dustbin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, noumper, from Old French nonper "odd number, not even," in reference to a third person to arbitrate between two, from non "not" + per "equal," from Latin par. Initial -n- lost by mid-15c. due to faulty separation of a noumpere, heard as an oumpere. Originally legal, the gaming sense first recorded 1714 (in wrestling).