The definition of mediate is to try to help resolve a dispute, usually by listening impartially and helping the parties come to a resolution.(verb)
When you help two people who are getting a divorce to talk to each other and negotiate a divorce settlement without fighting, this is an example of a time when you mediate the dispute.
See mediate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < LL mediatus, pp. of mediare, to divide in the middle < L medius, middle: see mid
See mediate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, me·di·ates verb, transitive
Origin: Late Latin mediāre, mediāt-, to be in the middle
Origin: , from Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.
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