Mediate

  • 1 mediate — me‧di‧ate [ˈmiːdieɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] to try to end an argument between two people or groups by talking to both sides and encouraging them to reach an agreement: • He was asked to mediate a labor dispute. mediate between • an… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Mediate — Me di*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mediated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mediating}.] [LL. mediatus, p. p. of mediare to mediate. See {Mediate}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To interpose… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Mediate — may refer to: Mediate (song), by INXS Domenic Mediate, professional soccer player Rocco Mediate, professional golfer A common misspelling of the website Mediaite See also Mediation (disambiguation) …

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  • 4 Mediate — Me di*ate, a. [L. mediatus, p. p. of mediare, v. t., to halve, v. i., to be in the middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Moiety}.] 1. Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Acting by means,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Mediate — Me di*ate, v. t. 1. To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into two equal parts. [R.] Holder. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 mediate — I verb adjust, adjust difficulties, arbitrate, arrange differences, bring to an understanding, bring to terms, bring together, compromise, conciliate, effect an agreement, intercede, interfere, intervene, moderate, negotiate, pacem conciliare,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 mediate — (v.) 1540s, divide in two equal parts, probably a back formation from MEDIATION (Cf. mediation) or MEDIATOR (Cf. mediator), or else from L. mediatus, pp. of mediare. Meaning act as a mediator is from 1610s; that of settle by mediation is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 mediate — intercede, intervene, *interpose, interfere Analogous words: arbitrate, *judge, adjudge, adjudicate: conciliate, propitiate (see PACIFY): reconcile, accommodate, *adapt …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 mediate — [v] try to bring to an agreement act as middle*, arbitrate, bring to terms, conciliate, deal, go fifty fifty*, intercede, interfere, intermediate, interpose, intervene, make a deal, make peace, meet halfway*, moderate, negotiate, propitiate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 mediate — ► VERB 1) try to settle a dispute between two other parties. 2) technical be a medium for (a process or effect). DERIVATIVES mediation noun mediator noun. ORIGIN Latin mediare place in the middle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 mediate — [mē′dē āt΄; ] for adj. [, mē′dēit] vi. mediated, mediating [< LL mediatus, pp. of mediare, to divide in the middle < L medius, middle: see MID1] 1. to be in an intermediate position or location 2. to be an intermediary or conciliator… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 mediate — 01. The Smiths used a marriage counselor to [mediate] their separation, and were able to settle things without any major problems. 02. The principal encouraged the students to act as [mediators] in disputes between their peers in the school. 03.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 mediate — me|di|ate [ˈmi:dieıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of mediare, from Latin medius; MEDIUM2] 1.) [I and T] to try to end a quarrel between two people, groups, countries etc mediate between ▪ UN officials mediated… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 médiate — ● médiat, médiate adjectif (latin mediatus, d après immédiat) Qui se fait indirectement, qui passe par un intermédiaire : Une relation médiate. Se disait, dans l Empire germanique, d un prince ne tenant pas son fief directement de l empereur ; se …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 15 mediate — v. (D; intr.) to mediate between (to mediate between the warring parties) * * * [ miːdɪeɪt] (D; intr.) to mediate between (to mediate between the warring parties) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 mediate — UK [ˈmiːdɪeɪt] / US [ˈmɪdɪˌeɪt] verb Word forms mediate : present tense I/you/we/they mediate he/she/it mediates present participle mediating past tense mediated past participle mediated 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to try to end a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 mediate — verb 1 (I, T) to try to end a quarrel between two people or groups (+ between): The U.N. attempted to mediate between the warring factions. | mediate sth: The court was set up to mediate civil disputes. 2 (T) to find an agreement or solution by… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 mediate — verb 1) the UN tried to mediate between the two countries Syn: arbitrate, conciliate, moderate, act as peacemaker, make peace; intervene, step in, intercede, act as an intermediary, liaise 2) a tribunal was set up to mediate disputes Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 mediate — me|di|ate [ midi,eıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to try to end a disagreement between two people or groups: They mediate territorial disputes between neighboring nations. mediate between: The Bishop mediates between the demonstrators… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 mediate — verb 1) Austria tried to mediate between the two sides Syn: arbitrate, conciliate, moderate, make peace, intervene, intercede, act as an intermediary, liaise 2) a tribunal was set up to mediate disputes Syn: resolve …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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