arbitrate

[ ahr-bi-treyt ]
/ ˈɑr bɪˌtreɪt /

verb (used with object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.

to decide as arbitrator or arbiter; determine.
to submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration: to arbitrate a dispute.

verb (used without object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.

to act as arbitrator or arbiter; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
to submit a matter to arbitration.

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Origin of arbitrate

1580–90; < Latin arbitrātus decided, judged (past participle of arbitrārī), equivalent to arbit(e)r arbiter + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for arbitrated

arbitrate
/ (ˈɑːbɪˌtreɪt) /

verb

to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
to submit to or settle by arbitration

Derived forms of arbitrate

arbitrable, adjectivearbitrator, noun

Word Origin for arbitrate

C16: from Latin arbitrāri to give judgment; see arbiter
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