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Meaning of ARBITRATE

Pronunciation:  'ârbi`treyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a settlement"

ARBITRATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: intercede, intermediate, liaise, mediate
 See Also: negociate, negotiate, talk terms



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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, as arbitrators; as, to choose to
       arbitrate a disputed case.
    2. To decide, or determine generally. --South.
             There shall your swords and lances arbitrate The
             swelling difference of your settled hate. --Shak.
  2. \Ar"bi*trate\, v. i.
    1. To decide; to determine. --Shak.
    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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: act between, adjudge, adjudicate, appease, bargain, go between, hear, hold court, hold the scales, intercede, intermediate, interpose, intervene, judge, make terms, mediate, meet halfway, moderate, negotiate, officiate, placate, referee, represent, sit in judgment, soothe, step in, treat with, try, umpire