Examples of mediate
<has a black-and-white view of human nature, believing that there is no mediate state between good and evil>
Origin of mediate
Middle English, from Late Latin mediatus intermediate, from past participle of mediare
First Known Use: 15th century
Simple Definition of mediate
: to work with opposing sides in an argument or dispute in order to get an agreement ( US )
: to get (something, such as a settlement or agreement) by working with opposing sides in a dispute
: to have an effect or influence in causing (something) to happen
Full Definition of mediate
1 a : to bring accord out of by action as an intermediary b : to effect by action as an intermediary
2 a : to act as intermediary agent in bringing, effecting, or communicating : convey b : to transmit as intermediate mechanism or agency
1 : to interpose between parties in order to reconcile them
2 : to reconcile differences
Examples of mediate
He has been appointed to mediate the dispute.
He is attempting to mediate a settlement between the company and the striking workers.
Negotiators are trying to mediate a cease-fire.
Origin of mediate
Medieval Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare, from Late Latin, to be in the middle, from Latin medius middle
First Known Use: 1568
Synonym Discussion of mediate
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