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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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