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Definition of "arbitrate" []

  • To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator: arbitrate a dispute between neighbors. (verb-transitive)
  • To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration: Management and labor agreed to arbitrate their remaining differences. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as an arbitrator or arbiter. (verb-intransitive)
  • To submit a dispute to arbitration. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arbitrate" in a sentence
  • "V. iv.20 (522,4) arbitrate] -- _arbitrate_ is _determine_."
  • "Quoting an earlier ruling by the court, Scalia explained that "a prime objective of an agreement to arbitrate is to achieve 'streamlined proceedings and expeditious results,'" and that requiring the class-action litigation to proceed would be at odds with the intent of the FAA and the benefits that arbitration agreements ostensibly provide."
  • "Class actions actually promote the prime objective of an agreement to arbitrate, which is "'streamlined proceedings and expeditious results.'" ..."