Definitions for: Arbitrate

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: intercede, intermediate, liaise, mediate

See Also: negociate, negotiate, talk terms

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