1. [ verb ] bring to an end; settle conclusively
Synonyms: settle resolve decide

"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"

Related terms: end end judge adjust judge decision_making settler
2. [ verb ] (law) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
Synonyms: try judge

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

Related terms: decide court-martial court-martial judgment judge judiciary trier adjudicator
Similar spelling:   adjudicative