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Definition of arbitrate:

  1. 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.
  2. To decide, or determine generally.
  3. To decide; to determine.
  4. To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case.


act as arbiter, employ diplomacy, intercede, adjudge, liaise, come between, intermeddle, make an adjustment, meddle, umpire, intercept, bring to terms, interpose, interrupt, decree, smooth out, adjust differences, law, decide between opposing parties, placate, bring before a referee, pour oil on troubled waters, come to terms, interfere, mediate, intermediate, step in, straighten out, meet halfway, hear both sides, submit to arbitration.

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