In this case, you'll get a certain amount of points for completing small events. Let's say, for example, you get 10 points if you read a book. There is someone supervising your activities and they are the one rewarding you with points. What would you call this person who awards points? All I can think of is "point giver", but I want something a bit more clear and/or professional. Any answers are appreciated!


"Jimmy is the best _____. He gave me 50 points for sending a letter to an old folks' home!"

I tried looking for the correct word on https://www.thesaurus.com/ but couldn't find any. Please let me know if you have something in mind!

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    Judge? . . . . .
    – Xanne
    Commented Dec 18, 2022 at 5:08
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    Point giver is perfectly fine. Commented Dec 18, 2022 at 22:39
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    You complete tasks: doing the shopping, fixing a leaky tap, writing a letter to someone, are not called events.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Dec 20, 2022 at 6:46
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    monitor, award tracker
    – tblue
    Commented Jan 19, 2023 at 5:10
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    It depends on the context: teacher, employer, stack-exchange user, facebook algorithm, etc. Without that specific context, you fall back to generic terms such as your suggestion of "point giver".
    – Lawrence
    Commented Jan 19, 2023 at 6:53

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Adjudicator is a word that you'll hear used sometimes in quiz shows for the person who adds up points, and moves the game forward by giving a short summary of who's winning.


3rd person present: adjudicates make a formal judgment or decision about a problem or disputed matter. "the Committee adjudicates on all betting disputes" act as a judge in a competition. "we asked him to adjudicate at the local flower show"

Referee is another word that might work.

  • Where's this definition from?
    – Laurel
    Commented Dec 20, 2022 at 4:33
  • Oxford Languages
    – Jelila
    Commented Dec 20, 2022 at 4:37
  • Google 'adjudicate' to see it.
    – Jelila
    Commented Dec 20, 2022 at 4:38
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    Better still, why not include the link and the name of the source in the answer that way you'll get an upvote (points!) from me.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Dec 20, 2022 at 6:36
  • it doesn't have a link, it's a Google suggestion
    – Jelila
    Commented Dec 21, 2022 at 16:24

Given that this is a kind of appraisal, appraiser might be a good option. It is used in more commercial settings, but I think it conveys the meaning satisfactorily in this case. Its British English counterpart is valuer which is definitely out of question here, but there is definite sense of appraisal inherent here and appraiser should go well with the meaning.

Here's a definition of the term Appraiser from Collins' dictionary

An appraiser is someone whose job is to estimate the cost or value of something such as property.

Here's the definition of Appraise from merriam-webster

to evaluate the worth, significance, or status of especially : to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of . Example- appraise an actor's career

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