[ ahr-bi-treyt ]
/ ˈɑr bɪˌtreɪt /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM arbitrate
ar·bi·tra·tive, adjectivere·ar·bi·trate, verb, re·ar·bi·trat·ed, re·ar·bi·trat·ing.un·ar·bi·trat·ed, adjectiveun·ar·bi·tra·tive, adjective
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How to use arbitrate in a sentence
The matter was arbitrated and it consisted in the gospel workers paying tribute to the king.
As to the kind of questions arbitrated upon, they comprise most of the hard nuts familiar to students of the Labour problem.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
On my return to his settlement a few days later I visited the father for the purpose of having the case arbitrated.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
All legal matters are arbitrated by the Medjlis since the abolition of the various tribunals, which were founded in 1857.Herzegovina|George Arbuthnot
Did matrimony languish through complications, he mediated, soothed and arbitrated.Whirligigs|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for arbitrate
/ (ˈɑːbɪˌtreɪt) /
to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
to submit to or settle by arbitration
Derived forms of arbitratearbitrable, adjectivearbitrator, noun
Word Origin for arbitrate
C16: from Latin arbitrāri to give judgment; see arbiter
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