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arbitrate

verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

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

ar·bi·trat·edar·bi·trat·ing

Full Definition of ARBITRATE

transitive verb
1
archaic :  decide, determine
2
:  to act as arbiter upon
3
:  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

1588

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