Meaning of “adjudicate” - Learner’s Dictionary

adjudicate

verb [ I, T ] uk us /əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt/ formal

to make an official judgment or decision about a competition or disagreement:

Occasionally, he has to adjudicate on a pensions matter.
adjudication uk us /əˌdʒuːdɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [ U ]
adjudicator noun [ C ]

(Definition of “adjudicate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)