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English definition of “adjudicate”

adjudicate

verb [I or T]     /əˈdʒuː.dɪ.keɪt/
to act as judge in a competition or argument , or to make a formal decision about something: He was asked to adjudicate on the dispute . He was called in to adjudicate a local land dispute . [+ two objects] The game was adjudicated a win for Black .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueRefereeing and judging in sport adjudication     /əˌdʒuː.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U or C] The legality of the transaction is still under adjudication (= being decided ) in the courts . His adjudication was later found to be faulty .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueRefereeing and judging in sport
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