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v. me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, me·di·ates
1. To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties: mediate a labor-management dispute.
2. To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
a. To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism: chemicals that mediate inflammation.
b. Physics To convey (a force) between subatomic particles.
1. To work with two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, settlement, or compromise.
2. To settle or reconcile differences: "[George] Eliot's effort to mediate between the conflicting demands of representation and readability in the [novel's] dialect usage" (Carol A. Martin).
3. To have a relation to two differing persons, groups, or things: psychological processes that mediate between stimulus and response.
adj. (-ĭt)
1. Acting through, involving, or dependent on an intervening agency.
2. Being in a middle position.

[Late Latin mediāre, mediāt-, to be in the middle, from Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

me′di·ate·ly (-ĭt-lē) adv.
me′di·a′tion (-ā′shən) n.
me′di·a′tive, me′di·a·to′ry (mē′dē-ə-tôr′ē) adj.


1. the act of mediating; intercession
2. (Law) international law an attempt to reconcile disputed matters arising between states, esp by the friendly intervention of a neutral power
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a method of resolving an industrial dispute whereby a third party consults with those involved and recommends a solution which is not, however, binding on the parties


(ˌmi diˈeɪ ʃən)

the act or process of mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mediation - a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial partymediation - a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
negotiation, talks, dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
arbitration - (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
conciliation - any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration
umpirage - mediation by an umpire
2.mediation - the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
intervention, intercession - the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention"
matchmaking - mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others


noun arbitration, intervention, reconciliation, conciliation, good offices, intercession, interposition They could reach a compromise through the mediation of a third party.
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[ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən] Nmediación f


[ˌmiːdiˈeɪʃən] nmédiation f


nVermittlung f


[ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃn] nmediazione f


(ˈmiːdieit) verb
to try to settle a dispute between people who are disagreeing. The United States is trying to mediate (in the dispute) between these two countries.
ˌmediˈation noun
ˈmediator noun
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