arbitrate between

arbitrate between

To mediate between two (or more) parties in conflict. We need someone to arbitrate between these two departments before their in-fighting affects the whole company. As a marriage counselor, I specialize in arbitrating between couples who are having difficulty communicating.
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arbitrate between (someone and someone else)

to mediate between two disagreeing parties; to help two disagreeing parties to resolve their differences. Jane was called upon to arbitrate between the workers and the manager. I arbitrated between Fred and his ex-wife.
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The difficult financial situation facing the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) means it must now review the strategic and financial framework of its research activities, and to arbitrate between the different programmes, according to the 2003 report from the Court of Auditors published earlier this month.
In the end, as Jerry attempts to arbitrate between Jesus and Satan, declaring "nothing is wrong and nothing is right"--encapsulating perfectly the emptiness of therapy culture--he is consigned to Hell.
" [It] would be impossible for me," wrote Jackson, "to arbitrate between two men, both my senior in years, both my senior in Cabinet rank, both my senior in service there ..." Jackson demurred.
Now it's over to the councillors to arbitrate between the rights of citizens and a hair- brained, money-making scheme.