Ar·bi·trate v. i.
1. To decide; to determine.
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.
Ar·bi·trate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arbitrated p. pr. & vb. n. Arbitrating ]
1. To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case.
2. To decide, or determine generally.
There shall your swords and lances arbitrate
The swelling difference of your settled hate. --Shak.
v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
"He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a
settlement" [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate,