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English definition of “arbitrate”

arbitrate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈɑː.bɪ.treɪt/ us    /ˈɑːr-/
to make a judgment in an argument, usually because asked to do so by those involved: I've been asked to arbitrate between the opposing sides. An outside adviser has been brought in to arbitrate the dispute between the management and the union.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueIndustrial relations
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