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Arbitrate   /ˈɑrbətrˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. arbitrated; pres. part. arbitrating)
Act between parties with a view to reconciling differences.  Synonyms: intercede, intermediate, liaise, mediate.  "He mediated a settlement"

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"Arbitrate" Quotes from Famous Books

... other by our passions; and, aiming to grasp every thing, we hold nothing. What one seizes to-day, another takes to-morrow, and our cupidity reacts upon ourselves. Let us establish judges, who shall arbitrate our rights, and settle our differences! When the strong shall rise against the weak, the judge shall restrain him, and dispose of our force to suppress violence; and the life and property of each shall be under the guarantee and protection of all; and all shall enjoy the good ...
— The Ruins • C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney

... of an Indian reside under the same roof. As an Indian is despotic in his family, there is seldom any domestic disagreement in his cabin; if there be, the whip is called in to arbitrate the difference, and the dispute is soon adjusted. I shall notice this subject in a note in ...
— Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3) • James Athearn Jones

... Perdiccas had talked at Lacedaemon about his bringing many of the places round him into alliance with them; and thus Brasidas thought he might take a larger view of the question of Arrhabaeus. Perdiccas however retorted that he had not brought him with him to arbitrate in their quarrel, but to put down the enemies whom he might point out to him; and that while he, Perdiccas, maintained half his army it was a breach of faith for Brasidas to parley with Arrhabaeus. Nevertheless Brasidas disregarded the wishes of Perdiccas ...
— The History of the Peloponnesian War • Thucydides

Words linked to "Arbitrate" :   mediate, talk terms, arbitrament, arbitrator, arbiter, negociate, negotiate, arbitrable, arbitrement, intermediate, arbitrative, arbitration

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