arbitrate

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verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of arbitrate

arbitrated

;

arbitrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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.

  3. 2 :  to submit or refer for decision to an arbiter agreed to arbitrate their differences

  4. 3 archaic :  decide, determine

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to act as arbiter The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.

arbitrative

play \-ˌtrā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of arbitrate in a Sentence

  1. The council will arbitrate among the interest groups.

  2. arbitrate between managers and staff

  3. She will arbitrate the dispute.

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Origin and Etymology of arbitrate

borrowed from Latin arbitrātus, past participle of arbitrārī “to consider, judge, decide,” verbal derivative of arbitr-, arbiter “onlooker, arbiter


ARBITRATE Defined for English Language Learners

arbitrate

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verb

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

arbitrate

play
verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

Definition of arbitrate for Students

arbitrated

;

arbitrating

  1. 1 :  to settle a disagreement after hearing the arguments of both sides She agreed to arbitrate their dispute.

  2. 2 :  to refer a dispute to others for settlement Since we couldn't agree, we decided to arbitrate our differences.


Law Dictionary

arbitrate

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verb ar·bi·trate \ˈär-bə-ˌtrāt\

Legal Definition of arbitrate

arbitrated

arbitrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act as arbitrator for

  3. 2 :  to bring to arbitration for settlement agreed to arbitrate their dispute

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act as arbitrator

arbitrative

\-ˌtrā-tiv\ play adjective


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