Meaning of arbitrate

ar•bi•trate

Pronunciation: (är'bi-trāt"), [key]
— v., -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to decide as arbitrator or arbiter; determine.
  2. to submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration: to arbitrate a dispute.
—v.i.
  1. to act as arbitrator or arbiter; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
  2. to submit a matter to arbitration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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