verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

: to settle an argument between two people or groups after hearing the opinions and ideas of both


Full Definition of ARBITRATE

transitive verb
archaic :  decide, determine
:  to act as arbiter upon
:  to submit or refer for decision to an arbiter <agreed to arbitrate their differences>
intransitive verb
:  to act as arbiter
ar·bi·tra·tive \-ˌtrā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of ARBITRATE

  1. The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.
  2. arbitrate between managers and staff
  3. She will arbitrate the dispute.

First Known Use of ARBITRATE


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ARBITRATED Defined for Kids


verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of ARBITRATE for Kids

:  to settle a disagreement after hearing the arguments of both sides <She agreed to arbitrate their dispute.>
:  to refer a dispute to others for settlement <Since we couldn't agree, we decided to arbitrate our differences.>


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