arbitrate
verb (-trated; -trating) Date: 1592 transitive verb 1. archaic decide, determine 2. to act as arbiter upon 3. to submit or refer for decision to an arbiter <
agreed to arbitrate their differences
>
intransitive verb to act as arbiter • arbitrative adjective

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  • Arbitrate — Ar bi*trate, v. i. 1. To decide; to determine. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to arbitrate upon several reports; to arbitrate in disputes among neighbors; to arbitrate between parties to a suit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arbitrate — Ar bi*trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arbitrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arbitrating}.] [L. arbitratus, p. p. of arbitrari to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a decision, to give judgment, fr. arbiter. See {Arbiter}.] 1. To hear and decide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbitrate — ar·bi·trate / är bə ˌtrāt/ vb trat·ed, trat·ing vt 1: to act as arbitrator for 2: to bring to arbitration for settlement agreed to arbitrate their dispute vi: to act as arbitrator ar·bi·tra·tive / ˌ …   Law dictionary

  • arbitrate — UK US /ˈɑːbɪtreɪt/ verb [I or T] LAW ► to make an official decision that ends a legal disagreement between people or groups without the need for the disagreement to be solved in court: » We believe that a judge will ultimately say this should be… …   Financial and business terms

  • arbitrate — (v.) 1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), to give an authoritative decision, from L. arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari be of an opinion, give a decision, from arbiter (see ARBITER (Cf. arbiter)). Meaning to act as an arbitrator is from 1610s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • arbitrate — adjudicate, adjudge, *judge Analogous words: mediate, intervene (see INTERPOSE): *decide, determine, settle: conciliate, placate, appease (see PACIFY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • arbitrate — [v] achieve settlement adjudge, adjudicate, adjust, bring to terms, come to school, come to terms, conciliate, decide, determine, hammer out a deal*, interpose, intervene, judge, make a deal, mediate, meet halfway, negotiate, parley, pass… …   New thesaurus

  • arbitrate — ► VERB ▪ act as an arbitrator to settle a dispute. ORIGIN Latin arbitrari, from arbiter judge, supreme ruler …   English terms dictionary

  • arbitrate — [är′bə trāt΄] vt. arbitrated, arbitrating [< L arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari, to give a decision < arbiter, ARBITER] 1. to give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration 2. to decide (a dispute) as an arbitrator vi. 1. to act as an… …   English World dictionary

  • arbitrate — ar|bi|trate [ˈa:bıtreıt US ˈa:r ] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of arbitrari, from arbiter; ARBITER] to officially judge how an argument between two opposing sides should be settled arbitrate between ▪ A… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arbitrate — v. (D; intr.) to arbitrate between (to arbitrate between opposing parties) * * * [ ɑːbɪtreɪt] (D; intr.) to arbitrate between (to arbitratebetween opposing parties) …   Combinatory dictionary

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