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"arbitrate" in British English

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arbitrateverb [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 ​opposingsides. An ​outsideadviser has been ​brought in to arbitrate the ​dispute between the ​management and the ​union.
(Definition of arbitrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arbitrate" in American English

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arbitrateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈɑr·bɪˌtreɪt/
to make a ​formaljudgment to ​decide an ​argument: [T] A ​referee was ​hired to arbitrate the ​dispute.
arbitrator
noun [C]  us   /ˈɑr·bɪˌtreɪ·t̬ər/ (also arbiter)
The ​independent arbitrator has the ​approval of both ​sides in the ​dispute.
(Definition of arbitrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"arbitrate" in Business English

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arbitrateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈɑːbɪtreɪt/ LAW
to make an ​official decision that ​ends a ​legal disagreement between ​people or ​groups without the need for the disagreement to be solved in ​court: "We believe that a ​judge will ultimately say this should be arbitrated, not ​litigated, and we would ​comply with that," he said. A LIFFE ​official is ​responsible for ensuring an orderly ​pit and for arbitrating in the ​case of ​disputedtrades.
to ​agree to ​allow a ​qualifiedperson to ​find an acceptable ​solution to a disagreement without the need for the disagreement to be solved in ​court: Investors generally must ​agree when they ​open an ​account to arbitrate any ​dispute rather than go to ​court.
(Definition of arbitrate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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