Definition of adjudicate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    adjudicate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adjudicate
    BrE BrE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt//
     
    he / she / it adjudicates
    BrE BrE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪts//
     
    past simple adjudicated
    BrE BrE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle adjudicated
    BrE BrE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form adjudicating
    BrE BrE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to make an official decision about who is right in a disagreement between two groups or organizations adjudicate (on/upon/in something) A special subcommittee adjudicates on planning applications. adjudicate (something) (between A and B) Their purpose is to adjudicate disputes between employers and employees.
  2. 2[intransitive] to be a judge in a competition Who is adjudicating at this year's contest?
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent. (in the sense ‘award judicially’): from Latin adjudicat- ‘awarded judicially’, from the verb adjudicare, from ad- ‘to’ + judicare, from judex, judic- ‘a judge’. The noun adjudication (as a Scots legal term) dates from the early 17th cent.Extra examples He has now been adjudicated bankrupt. Parliament can create a specialist body to adjudicate in a given field. The court has the option to adjudicate upon the matter or suspend the proceedings. Who is adjudicating at this year’s contest?
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