Definition of arbitrate
1 : to act as arbiter upon (a disputed question) : to settle (a dispute between two people or groups) after hearing the arguments and opinions of both She arbitrated the dispute.
2 : to submit or refer for decision to an arbiter agreed to arbitrate their differences
: to act as arbiter The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.
arbitrativeplay \-ˌtrā-tiv\ adjective
Examples of arbitrate in a sentence
The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.
arbitrate between managers and staff
She will arbitrate the dispute.
Origin and Etymology of arbitrate
First Known Use: 1588
ARBITRATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arbitrate for English Language Learners
: to settle an argument between two people or groups after hearing the opinions and ideas of both
ARBITRATE Defined for Kids
Definition of arbitrate for Students
1 : to settle a disagreement after hearing the arguments of both sides She agreed to arbitrate their dispute.
2 : to refer a dispute to others for settlement Since we couldn't agree, we decided to arbitrate our differences.
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