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arbitrate

ar·bi·trate

arbitrate

 
pronunciation:
ar bih treIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: arbitrated, arbitrates, arbitrating
definition 1: to decide as an arbiter.
The board arbitrates all disputes between labor and management.
synonyms:
decide, determine, judge, umpire
similar words:
adjudge, decree, hear, ref, referee
definition 2: to submit to being settled or decided by arbitration.
The rival companies finally arbitrated their dispute.
synonyms:
settle
similar words:
adjudicate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to function as an arbiter.
He has arbitrated in many labor-management disputes.The arguing siblings finally called in their older sister to arbitrate.
synonyms:
decide, determine, judge, umpire
similar words:
ref, referee
definition 2: to submit an issue or dispute for settlement or decision by arbitration.
synonyms:
settle
similar words:
adjudicate, decide
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derivations: arbitrable (adj.), arbitrative (adj.)