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ˈɑr bɪˌtreɪtar·bi·trate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intercede, mediate, intermediate, liaise, arbitrateverb

    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

    "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"


  1. arbitrateverb

    To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter

  2. arbitrateverb

    To submit (a dispute) to such judgment

  3. arbitrateverb

    To assign an object an arbitrary value, or otherwise arbitrarily determine it

    We wish to show f is continuous. Arbitrate epsilon greater than zero...

  4. Etymology: From arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari, from arbiter; see arbiter.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Arbitrateverb

    Etymology: arbitror, Lat.

    This might have been prevented, and made whole,
    With very easy arguments of love,
    Which now the manage of two kingdoms must
    With fearful bloody issue arbitrate. William Shakespeare, King John.

    Yet where an equal poise of hope and fear
    Does arbitrate th’ event, my nature is
    That I incline to hope, rather than fear. John Milton, Comus.

  2. To Arbitrateverb

    To give judgment.

    It did arbitrate upon the several reports of sense, not like a drowsy judge, only hearing, but also directing their verdict. South.


  1. arbitrate

    Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that resolves disputes outside the judiciary courts. The dispute will be decided by one or more persons (the 'arbitrators', 'arbiters' or 'arbitral tribunal'), which renders the 'arbitration award'. An arbitration decision or award is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in the courts, unless all parties stipulate that the arbitration process and decision are non-binding.Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions. In certain countries such as the United States, arbitration is also frequently employed in consumer and employment matters, where arbitration may be mandated by the terms of employment or commercial contracts and may include a waiver of the right to bring a class action claim. Mandatory consumer and employment arbitration should be distinguished from consensual arbitration, particularly commercial arbitration. There are limited rights of review and appeal of arbitration awards. Arbitration is not the same as: judicial proceedings (although in some jurisdictions, court proceedings are sometimes referred as arbitrations), alternative dispute resolution, expert determination, or mediation (a form of settlement negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party).


  1. arbitrate

    Arbitrate, in a general context, refers to the act of serving as a neutral party or arbitrator in resolving a dispute or conflict between parties. It involves hearing arguments, examining evidence, and making judgments or decisions that are usually binding and enforceable. Arbitration is primarily used to avoid traditional court proceedings and is more private, flexible, and often more efficient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arbitrateverb

    to hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case

  2. Arbitrateverb

    to decide, or determine generally

  3. Arbitrateverb

    to decide; to determine

  4. Arbitrateverb

    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

  5. Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arbitrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arbitrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • A. mediocrity
    • B. value
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. bias

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