AskDefine | Define adjudicate

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1 put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials" [syn: judge, try]
2 bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance" [syn: decide, settle, resolve]

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Latin ad + iudicare, "to judge"


  1. To settle a legal case or other dispute.
  2. To act as a judge.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

account, adjudge, allow, arbitrate, be judicious, consider, count, deem, esteem, exercise judgment, express an opinion, form an opinion, hold, judge, pine, presume, referee, regard, suppose, think of, unique
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