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EtymologyEdit

From Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari (to be a witness, act as umpire), from arbiter (umpire); see arbiter.

VerbEdit

arbitrate (third-person singular simple present arbitrates, present participle arbitrating, simple past and past participle arbitrated)

  1. To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter
    to arbitrate a disputed case
    • Shakespeare
      There shall your swords and lances arbitrate / The swelling difference of your settled hate.
  2. To submit (a dispute) to such judgment
  3. (mathematics, rare) To assign an arbitrary value to, or otherwise determine arbitrarily.
    We wish to show f is continuous. Arbitrate epsilon greater than zero...

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ParticipleEdit

arbitrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of arbitrātus