mediator

noun
me·​di·​a·​tor | \ ˈmē-dē-ˌā-tər How to pronounce mediator (audio) \

Definition of mediator

1 : one that mediates especially : one that mediates between parties at variance
2 : a mediating agent in a physical, chemical, or biological process

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Examples of mediator in a Sentence

if you two cannot resolve this argument on your own, we'll have to bring in a mediator

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As the years went by, Mugabe was widely accused of hanging onto power through violence and vote fraud, notably in a 2008 election that led to a troubled coalition government after regional mediators intervened. Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, USA TODAY, "Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 As the years went by, Mugabe was widely accused of hanging onto power through violence and vote fraud, notably in a 2008 election that led to a troubled coalition government after regional mediators intervened. Author: Farai Mutsaka, Christopher Torchia, Anchorage Daily News, "Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary who helped liberate and destroy his country, dies at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 As the years went by, Mugabe was widely accused of hanging onto power through violence and vote fraud, notably in a 2008 election that led to a troubled coalition government after regional mediators intervened. Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, sun-sentinel.com, "Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 As the years went by, Mugabe was widely accused of hanging onto power through violence and vote fraud, notably in a 2008 election that led to a troubled coalition government after regional mediators intervened. Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, chicagotribune.com, "Robert Mugabe dies at 95: He overthrew white minority rule in Rhodesia, then turned into Zimbabwe’s autocrat," 6 Sep. 2019 Kennedy asked Weingrad to step in as a mediator, so Weingrad did. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Murray Weingrad, a Stamford treasure, might be the oldest living UConn athlete. He is certainly one of the most interesting," 1 Sep. 2019 Interrupters are trained health professionals who act as mediators and go to the epicenter of violent behavior. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatable," 6 Aug. 2019 The two sides agreed earlier this month to have Houston attorney Daryl Bristow serve as mediator. Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle, "Turner, firefighters set for third try at mediation to resolve pay dispute," 31 July 2019 Russia is reportedly talking to the group through mediators about dissolving itself. Zeina Karam, Fox News, "Iran summit seeks to avert a bloodbath in northwestern Syria," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of mediator

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mediator

noun
me·​di·​a·​tor | \ ˈmēd-ē-ˌāt-ər How to pronounce mediator (audio) \

Medical Definition of mediator

: one that mediates especially : a mediating agent (as an enzyme or hormone) in a chemical or biological process substance P, a neuropeptide mediator of analgesic stimuli in peripheral sensory nerves — D. R. Robinson

mediator

noun
me·​di·​a·​tor | \ ˈmē-dē-ˌā-tər How to pronounce mediator (audio) \

Legal Definition of mediator

: one that works to effect reconciliation, settlement, or compromise between parties at variance — compare arbitrator

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