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

 

arbitrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbɪtreɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arbitrate
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbɪtreɪt//
 
he / she / it arbitrates
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbɪtreɪts//
 
past simple arbitrated
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbɪtreɪtɪd//
 
past participle arbitrated
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbɪtreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form arbitrating
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbɪtreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to officially settle an argument or a disagreement between two people or groups He is the official responsible for arbitrating the case of disputed trades. They rejected the offer of an arbitrated settlement. arbitrate (in/on) (something) to arbitrate in a dispute arbitrate between A and B A committee was created to arbitrate between management and the unions. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin arbitrat- ‘judged’, from arbitrari, from arbiter ‘judge, supreme ruler’.
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