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 for arbitrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arbitrate \Ar"bi*trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arbitrated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Arbitrating.] [L. arbitratus, p. p. of
     arbitrari to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a
     decision, to give judgment, fr. arbiter. See Arbiter.]
     1. To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to
        arbitrate a disputed case.
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     2. To decide, or determine generally. --South.
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              There shall your swords and lances arbitrate
              The swelling difference of your settled hate.
                                                    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arbitrate \Ar"bi*trate\, v. i.
     1. To decide; to determine. --Shak.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  arbitrate
      v 1: act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
           "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a
           settlement" [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate,
           liaise, arbitrate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "arbitrate":
     act between, adjudge, adjudicate, appease, bargain, go between,
     hear, hold court, hold the scales, intercede, intermediate,
     interpose, intervene, judge, make terms, mediate, meet halfway,
     moderate, negotiate, officiate, placate, referee, represent,
     sit in judgment, soothe, step in, treat with, try, umpire
  
  

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