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adjudicate

ad·ju·di·cate

adjudicate

 
pronunciation:
ju dih keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adjudicated, adjudicates, adjudicating
definition: to settle by a judge or judges or in a judicial procedure.
The matter will be adjudicated in court.The art exhibit was adjudicated by respected local artists.
similar words:
judge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to act as a judge; make a decision judicially.
similar words:
judge
derivations: adjudicative (adj.), adjudicator (n.)
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The word adjudicate contains the following parts:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).