[ uh-joo-di-keyt ]
/ əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), ad·ju·di·cat·ed, ad·ju·di·cat·ing.
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
to act as judge of (a contest).
verb (used without object), ad·ju·di·cat·ed, ad·ju·di·cat·ing.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
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Origin of adjudicate
OTHER WORDS FROM adjudicate
ad·ju·di·ca·tive [uh-joo-di-key-tiv, ‐kuh-tiv], /əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ‐kə tɪv/, ad·ju·di·ca·to·ry [uh-joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee], /əˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i/, adjectivead·ju·di·ca·tor, nounnon·ad·ju·di·ca·tive, adjectivenon·ad·ju·di·ca·tive·ly, adverb
re·ad·ju·di·cate, verb, re·ad·ju·di·cat·ed, re·ad·ju·di·cat·ing.
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How to use adjudicate in a sentence
And, you wouldn’t want us to be adjudicating what’s true or what is false in the world.EmTech Stage: Twitter’s CTO on misinformation|Tate Ryan-Mosley|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for adjudicate
/ (əˈdʒuːdɪˌkeɪt) /
(when intr, usually foll by upon) to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one
(intr) to act as an adjudicator
(tr) chess to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc
(intr) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition
Derived forms of adjudicateadjudication, nounadjudicative (əˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv), adjective
Word Origin for adjudicate
C18: from Latin adjūdicāre to award something to someone, from ad- to + jūdicāre to act as a judge, from jūdex judge
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