Definition of arbitrate
- She arbitrated the dispute.
- agreed to arbitrate their differences
- The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.
The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.
arbitrate between managers and staff
She will arbitrate the dispute.
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: to settle an argument between two people or groups after hearing the opinions and ideas of both
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