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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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That appointment means Larijani will be arbitrating between the Council of Guardians, of which he will be a member, and the Majlis, of which his brother is speaker, which to some seemed to represent a double conflict of interest.
The Labour Relations Commission, which is arbitrating between the two sides, has asked the Department of Finance if more cash for a pay deal is available.