Mediate (verb, adjective)
me·di·ate [v. mee-dee-eyt; adj. mee-dee-it]
verb (used with object)
1. to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
2. to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
3. to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
verb (used without object)
4. to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
5. to occupy an intermediate place or position.
6. acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.
re·me·di·ate, verb (used with object), re·me·di·at·ed, re·me·di·at·ing.
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1, 2. arbitrate.
4. intercede, interpose.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare to be in the middle, intercede. See medium, -ate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEDIATE
The deputy offered by Leung to mediate, Carrie Lam, is also hated by many.
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I know for a fact that in my own case Oman was asked to mediate on our behalf directly by the US government.
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I would try to mediate his feuds with other teachers or the more authoritarian vice principal before they blew up.
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Savile allegedly helped to mediate between Charles and Diana as their marriage foundered.
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The fight was so harsh that Jiang Zemin [the former president] had to mediate.
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She knew his worldly views—she knew also the pride of her affianced, and, she felt that she alone could mediate between the two.
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Pyrrhus, who had tried to mediate between Tarentum and Rome, meeting with non-success, advances on Rome.
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Nevertheless Great Britain was willing to mediate, on condition that Spain would make reasonable concessions.
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The customary use of relative terms justifies some Mediate Inferences, as, The father of a father is a grand-father.
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