arbitrate


arbitrate
ar·bi·trate /'är-bə-ˌtrāt/ vb -trat·ed, -trat·ing
vt
1: to act as arbitrator for
2: to bring to arbitration for settlement
agreed to arbitrate their dispute
vi: to act as arbitrator
ar·bi·tra·tive /-ˌtrā-tiv/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

arbitrate
I (adjudge) verb adjudicate, arrange, arrive at a conclusion, ascertain after reasoning, assess, conciliate, decide, decide between opposing parties, decree, decree authoritatively, determine, determine a controversy, determine a point at issue, dijudicare, end by a decision, fix conclusively, give judgment, judge, judicate, lead to a decision, make a decision, mete out, order, pass judgment, pronounce formally, pronounce judgment, resolve, rule, settle, settle by authoritative decision, sit in judgment associated concepts: mediate II (conciliate) verb accord, adjust differences, arrange, bring into agreement, bring into harmony, bring to terms, bring together, disceptare, harmonize, intercede, intervene, make compatible, make peace between, moderate, negotiate, prevail with, propitiate, put in accord, reconcile, referee, regulate, render compatible, render concordant, render no longer opposed, restore harmony, settle, settle differences III index adjudge, adjudicate, decide, intercede, judge, mediate, negotiate, reconcile

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Arbitrate — Ar bi*trate, v. i. 1. To decide; to determine. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to arbitrate upon several reports; to arbitrate in disputes among neighbors; to arbitrate between parties to a suit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arbitrate — Ar bi*trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arbitrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arbitrating}.] [L. arbitratus, p. p. of arbitrari to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a decision, to give judgment, fr. arbiter. See {Arbiter}.] 1. To hear and decide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbitrate — UK US /ˈɑːbɪtreɪt/ verb [I or T] LAW ► to make an official decision that ends a legal disagreement between people or groups without the need for the disagreement to be solved in court: » We believe that a judge will ultimately say this should be… …   Financial and business terms

  • arbitrate — (v.) 1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), to give an authoritative decision, from L. arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari be of an opinion, give a decision, from arbiter (see ARBITER (Cf. arbiter)). Meaning to act as an arbitrator is from 1610s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • arbitrate — adjudicate, adjudge, *judge Analogous words: mediate, intervene (see INTERPOSE): *decide, determine, settle: conciliate, placate, appease (see PACIFY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • arbitrate — [v] achieve settlement adjudge, adjudicate, adjust, bring to terms, come to school, come to terms, conciliate, decide, determine, hammer out a deal*, interpose, intervene, judge, make a deal, mediate, meet halfway, negotiate, parley, pass… …   New thesaurus

  • arbitrate — ► VERB ▪ act as an arbitrator to settle a dispute. ORIGIN Latin arbitrari, from arbiter judge, supreme ruler …   English terms dictionary

  • arbitrate — [är′bə trāt΄] vt. arbitrated, arbitrating [< L arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari, to give a decision < arbiter, ARBITER] 1. to give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration 2. to decide (a dispute) as an arbitrator vi. 1. to act as an… …   English World dictionary

  • arbitrate — ar|bi|trate [ˈa:bıtreıt US ˈa:r ] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of arbitrari, from arbiter; ARBITER] to officially judge how an argument between two opposing sides should be settled arbitrate between ▪ A… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arbitrate — v. (D; intr.) to arbitrate between (to arbitrate between opposing parties) * * * [ ɑːbɪtreɪt] (D; intr.) to arbitrate between (to arbitratebetween opposing parties) …   Combinatory dictionary


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