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Three people are discussing something. One of them asks another to be judge on who's right.

What's the exact meaning of 来 here? Since three of them are already together, it shouldn't be "come here".

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The "来", "come" here acts as a form of "invitation", inviting someone to give an opinion or judgement.

Like, "come, give us your view on this matter"

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"来“ in the sentence means that the speaker is asking the third person to join their conversation and resolve the problem.

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你来给我们评评理

You are right, we shouldn't take its literal meaning here "to come here".

来, here in the context, is used to invite for comment. Other examples: 让我来(let me do it or I will cover it). 你来(You do it). 不,我不来(No, I won't do it.)

This dictionary definition addresses it:

用在动词性短语前面,表示要做某事(preceding a verbal phrase, denoting will do something)

E. g. 我来说几句。

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    It might be a usage I'm not aware of. I thought the nuance of 来 as in 让我来 (let me do it), or 我来解决这个事 (I'll solve that matter) was mostly found in the first person (我)or with other causative verbs (让). But the more I read the OP's sentence, the more I'm convinced it could just be as you say – blackgreen Sep 3 at 23:12
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Person A or B calls person C to 'come' judging the issue because the issue is right in front of them

Notice, we use [来 + V] when the object is close to us, and we use [去 + V] when the object is not close to us

Example:

我來開車 (the car is close by or you are in the car)

我去開車 (the car is not near by or even insigh)

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  • I've seen the same question asked about 去 which is odd to me because this is exactly how we talk in english – 小奥利奥 Sep 3 at 4:16
  • @ 小奥利奥 are you referring to [this + n] 'and ['that + n] ; [go + v] and [come + v']? – Tang Ho Sep 3 at 16:59
  • I'm talking about [go + v] with 去 and [come + v'] with 来 – 小奥利奥 Sep 3 at 17:41
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I think "来" here means the start of an action.

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