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English verb: adjudicate

1. adjudicate (social) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of


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


Synonymsjudge, try


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind


Narrower (hyponym)court-martial

2. adjudicate (cognition) bring to an end; settle conclusively


SamplesThe case was decided.
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance.


Synonymsdecide, resolve, settle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)adjust, judge









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