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    usage of "to adjudicate"

    to adjudicate - (1) to decide officially who is right in a disagreement and decide what should be done
    (2) to be a judge in a competition


    I found the definitions of this word in a dictionary. I am interested in the second definition and going to make two sentences with it.

    (A) This retired singer has been invited to adjudicate (at) the upcoming singing contest.

    (B) You need to be fair when adjudicating all contestants in any types of competitions.

    In (A), I am highlighting "at" because I am not sure whether I need to add that preposition in the sentence.


    Could someone please explain if I am using the verb correctly in the two sentences? Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: usage of "to adjudicate"

    Just use "judge." Reserve "adjudicate" for formal, legal contexts.

    He was asked to judge the upcoming contest.

    He was asked to be a judge at/for the upcoming contest.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Mar-2015 at 21:43. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #3

    Re: usage of "to adjudicate"

    (A) This retired singer has been invited to adjudicate at the upcoming singing contest.

    (B) You need to be fair when adjudicating between all contestants in any type of competition.


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    #4

    Re: usage of "to adjudicate"

    I agree with Dave. "Adjudicate" should be left to judicial matters.

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    #5

    Re: usage of "to adjudicate"

    'Adjudicate' is just fine in BE for our many competitive events.

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