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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.


acting to mediate


[ˈmiːdɪeɪtɪŋ] ADJ [role, efforts] → mediador
to play a mediating roleactuar como mediador, tener un papel de mediador
References in classic literature ?
Regard to my family hath made me take upon myself to be the mediating power, in order to rectify those mistakes in policy which you have committed in your daughter's education.
Azeri President Reported to be mediating Syria, Israel Talks
An evolving model of pregnancy-associated immune changes suggests that the hormonal environment of pregnancy contributes to local suppression of cell-mediated immunity at the maternal-fetal interface while mediating a systemic change toward Th2 dominance.
However, by devising and implementing a common strategy for intervening and mediating conflict, and in doing so incorporate conflict resolution into the day-to-day processes of an organization, it can actively manage its conflict.
1]R signaling pathway may be important in mediating vascular effects induced by PM.
Finding Muslim and non-Muslim spokespeople who can mediate in both directions between immigrant Muslim groups and the larger society: their work encompasses both mediating Muslim issues towards the larger society, as well as mediating the concerns and values of the larger society towards the immigrant Muslim society--as well as to the homeland Muslim society.
Brilliantly written and immediately accessible, The War Come Home offers a long overdue interpretation of philanthropy's essential role in mediating between the individual and the state during the first half of the twentieth century.
Vocational identity at work: Mediating between essence and occupation.
When placed in the second language classroom, this pragmatic goal often becomes overshadowed by lexical-linking and pseudo-scaffolded dialogues where language fails to become a tool for cognitive development that assists in mediating the human mind because the lesson or class is only input-based rather than process-oriented (Vygotsky, 1978; Krashen, 1982; Hall, 1995a, 1995b).
Cathedral is a monumental conflagration between abstraction and figuration with the mediating agent of the cathedral's cross in the center: It's almost magnetic, pulling together every aspect of Hejduk 's previous work into a single project and an unresolved confrontation.
The researchers note that the mediating factors they identified explain only part of the association between age at first intercourse and HPV risk; other factors, such as cervical maturity, are also likely to be responsible for the association.
In addition, common mediating variables through which a number of often-cited behavioral theories are activated are identified.