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ar·bi·trate

arbitrate

 
pronunciation:
ar bih treIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: arbitrates, arbitrating, arbitrated
definition 1: to make a decision about or settle.
The judge arbitrated an end to the disagreement.
synonyms:
decide, determine, judge, umpire
similar words:
decree, hear, referee
definition 2: to have someone else settle; submit to arbitration.
The rival companies finally arbitrated their dispute.
synonyms:
settle
derivations: arbitrable (adj.), arbitrative (adj.)