from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator: arbitrate a dispute between neighbors.
- transitive v. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration: Management and labor agreed to arbitrate their remaining differences.
- intransitive v. To serve as an arbitrator or arbiter.
- intransitive v. To submit a dispute to arbitration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter
- v. To submit (a dispute) to such judgment
- v. (rare) To assign an object an arbitrary value, or otherwise arbitrarily determine it
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hear and decide, as arbitrators.
- transitive v. To decide, or determine generally.
- intransitive v. To decide; to determine.
- intransitive v. To act as arbitrator or judge
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act as an arbitrator, or formal umpire between contestants; mediate.
- To decide; determine; settle a question or rule otherwise indeterminate.
- To give an authoritative decision in regard to as arbitrator; decide or determine.
- To submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration: as, to arbitrate a dispute regarding wages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
Latin arbitrārī, arbitrāt-, to give judgment, from arbiter, arbitr-, arbiter; see arbiter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari ("to be a witness, act as umpire"), from arbiter ("umpire"); see arbiter. (Wiktionary)