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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-joo-di-keyt]
    • /əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪt/
    • /əˈdʒuː.dɪ.keɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-joo-di-keyt]
    • /əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪt/

Definitions of adjudicate word

  • verb adjudicate If you adjudicate on a dispute or problem, you make an official judgment or decision about it. 3
  • verb adjudicate to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one 3
  • verb adjudicate to act as an adjudicator 3
  • verb adjudicate to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc 3
  • verb adjudicate to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition 3
  • verb transitive adjudicate to hear and decide (a case); adjudge 3

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Origin of adjudicate

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1690-1700, adjudicate is from the Latin word adjūdicātus (past participle of adjūdicāre). See ad-, judge, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Adjudicate


adjudicate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adjudicate

verb adjudicate

  • arbitrate — When someone in authority arbitrates between two people or groups who are in dispute, they consider all the facts and make an official decision about who is right.
  • referee — one to whom something is referred, especially for decision or settlement; arbitrator.
  • decide — If you decide to do something, you choose to do it, usually after you have thought carefully about the other possibilities.
  • umpire — a person selected to rule on the plays in a game.
  • mediate — to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.

Antonyms for adjudicate

verb adjudicate

  • hesitate — to be reluctant or wait to act because of fear, indecision, or disinclination: She hesitated to take the job.
  • dodge — to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • defer — If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.

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