Definition of arbitrate
< Latin arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari ("to be a witness, act as umpire") < arbiter ("umpire"); see arbiter.
to arbitrate (third-person singular simple present arbitrates, present participle arbitrating, simple past and past participle arbitrated)
- To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter
- To submit (a dispute) to such judgment
- (mathematics) (rare) To assign an object an arbitrary value, or otherwise arbitrarily determine it
We wish to show f is continuous. Arbitrate epsilon greater than zero...
- arbitrate in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- arbitrate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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