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Difference between Adjudicate, Arbitrate and Mediate

Adjudicate means to act as a judge in disputes.

  • The department has jurisdiction to adjudicate all of the appeals.

Arbitrate means to make a neutral judgment.

  • Ken willingly agrees to arbitrate the contract dispute.

Mediate means to bring parties together or reconcile differences.

  • Ed is attempting to mediate the differences between the teams.