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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.
To mediate between two (or more) parties in conflict. We need someone to arbitrate in this employee dispute before it affects the whole company. As a marriage counselor, I specialize in arbitrating in cases where couples are having difficulty communicating.
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.
arbitrate in (a dispute)
to mediate or negotiate a settlement in a dispute. She refuses to arbitrate in this dispute. I will arbitrate in this little disagreement.