Adjudicate (verb)

  1. To make a formal judgment or decision about a matter.
  2. To serve as a judge in a legal case or dispute.
  3. To decide a matter in dispute by giving a verdict.


From latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare ("to award, assign by judgment"), from ad- ("to") + judicare ("to judge").


  1. The judge adjudicated the case and found the defendant guilty.
  2. The arbitrator was called in to adjudicate the dispute between the two companies.
  3. The court appointed a special master to adjudicate the dispute.
  4. The case was adjudicated and the award was given to the plaintiff.
  5. The judge's task is to adjudicate the case and decide on a fair verdict.
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