Definition of arbitrate in English:

arbitrate

Line breaks: ar¦bi|trate
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːbɪtreɪt
 
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verb

[no object]
(Of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgement or settlement: the board has the power to arbitrate in disputes [with object]: the insurance ombudsman arbitrates insurance matters
More example sentences
  • In Britain judges arbitrated on the fate of the convicted during the trial and used their powers of mercy to demonstrate the majesty of the law to a wider populace.
  • It states that you do not arbitrate but, rather, the public does.
  • The rational behind Weber is that were parties have a collective agreement and an arbitration provision, they should arbitrate their disputes and not utilize the court process.
Synonyms
adjudicate, judge, adjudge, referee, umpire, sit in judgement, pass judgement, pronounce judgement, give a verdict, make a ruling; mediate, negotiate, conciliate, intervene, intercede, interpose, step in, make peace, act as peacemaker; settle, decide, determine, resolve

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin arbitrat- 'judged', from arbitrari, from arbiter 'judge, supreme ruler'.

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