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arbitrate

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verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

Simple Definition of arbitrate

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

Full Definition of arbitrate

ar·bi·trat·edar·bi·trat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  decide, determine

  3. 2 :  to act as arbiter upon

  4. 3 :  to submit or refer for decision to an arbiter <agreed to arbitrate their differences>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to act as arbiter

ar·bi·tra·tiveplay \-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.



1588

First Known Use of arbitrate

1588

Rhymes with arbitrate

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