Mediate meaning

mēdē-āt
To settle or reconcile differences.
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To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
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The definition of mediate is to try to help resolve a dispute, usually by listening impartially and helping the parties come to a resolution.

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.

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To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties.

Mediate a labor-management dispute.

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To work with two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, settlement, or compromise.
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To have a relation to two differing persons, groups, or things.

Psychological processes that mediate between stimulus and response.

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Being in a middle position.
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To be in an intermediate position or location.
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To be an intermediary or conciliator between persons or sides.
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To divide into two equal parts.

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Acting through, involving, or dependent on an intervening agency.
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To be the medium for bringing about (a result), conveying (an object), communicating (information), etc.
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(now rare) Intermediate or intervening.
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Dependent on, acting by, or connected through some intervening agency; related indirectly.
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To effect or convey a force between subatomic particles. The gauge bosons, for example, mediate the four fundamental forces of nature.
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To resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.
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(intransitive) To intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement.
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Acting through a mediating agency.
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Gained or effected by a medium or condition.

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Origin of mediate

  • Late Latin mediāre mediāt- to be in the middle from Latin medius middle medhyo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare (“to divide in the middle, in Medieval Latin also to be in the middle, be or become between, mediate"), from medius (“middle").

    From Wiktionary