- 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[intransitive] to be a judge in a competition Who is adjudicating at this year's contest? Word Origin early 18th cent. (in the sense ‘award judicially’): from Latin adjudicat-
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//