Definition of mediate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    mediate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmidiˌeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mediate
     
    he / she / it mediates
     
    past simple mediated
     
    -ing form mediating
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive, transitive] to try to end a disagreement between two or more people or groups by talking to them and trying to find things that everyone can agree on mediate (in something) The mayor was asked to mediate in the dispute. mediate between A and B An independent body was brought in to mediate between staff and management. mediate something to mediate differences/disputes/problems
  2. 2[transitive] mediate something to succeed in finding a solution to a disagreement between people or groups synonym negotiate They mediated a settlement.
  3. 3[transitive, usually passive] mediate something (formal or technology) to influence something and/or make it possible for it to happen Educational success is mediated by economic factors.
NAmE//ˌmidiˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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