verb (used with object), arbitrated, arbitrating.
to decide as arbitrator or arbiter; determine.
to submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration: to arbitrate a dispute.
verb (used without object), arbitrated, arbitrating.
to act as arbitrator or arbiter; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
to submit a matter to arbitration.

1580–90; < Latin arbitrātus decided, judged (past participle of arbitrārī), equivalent to arbit(e)r arbiter + -ātus -ate1

arbitrative, adjective
rearbitrate, verb, rearbitrated, rearbitrating.
unarbitrated, adjective
unarbitrative, adjective
well-arbitrated, adjective Unabridged
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arbitrate (ˈɑːbɪˌtreɪt)
1.  to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
2.  to submit to or settle by arbitration
[C16: from Latin arbitrāri to give judgment; see arbiter]

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Word Origin & History

1580s, from L. arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari "to give a decision," from arbiter (see arbiter). In modern usage, an arbiter makes decisions of his own accord and is accountable to no one but himself; an arbitrator (early 15c.) decides issues referred to him by the parties.
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Example sentences
I'd like to have the matter arbitrated.
He was never again asked to arbitrate a baseball case.
Yet it is now being asked to arbitrate on matters which are intensely political.
It is unclear who would arbitrate in future similar instances.
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