Hypertext Webster Gateway: "arbitrate"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Arbitrate \Ar"bi*trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arbitrated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Arbitrating}.] [L. arbitratus, p. p. of
arbitrari to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a
decision, to give judgment, fr. arbiter. See {Arbiter}.]
1. To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to
arbitrate a disputed case.

2. To decide, or determine generally. --South.

There shall your swords and lances arbitrate The
swelling difference of your settled hate. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Arbitrate \Ar"bi*trate\, v. i.
1. To decide; to determine. --Shak.

2. To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to arbitrate upon
several reports; to arbitrate in disputes among neighbors;
to arbitrate between parties to a suit.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
"He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a
settlement" [syn: {intercede}, {mediate}, {intermediate},

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