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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adjudicate mean? 

  The verb ADJUDICATE has 2 senses:

1. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
2. bring to an end; settle conclusively

  Familiarity information: ADJUDICATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1adjudicate [BACK TO TOP]


Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


adjudicate; try; judge

Context examples:

The football star was tried for the murder of his wife / The judge tried both father and son in separate trials

Hypernyms (to "adjudicate" is one way to...):

decide; determine; make up one's mind (reach, make, or come to a decision about something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adjudicate"):

court-martial (subject to trial by court-martial)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sense 2adjudicate [BACK TO TOP]


Bring to an end; settle conclusively

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


resolve; adjudicate; decide; settle

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "adjudicate" is one way to...):

end; terminate (bring to an end or halt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adjudicate"):

judge (determine the result of (a competition))

adjust (decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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