verb (used with object), me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing.
verb (used without object), me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing.
Origin of mediate
Examples from the Web for mediate
The deputy offered by Leung to mediate, Carrie Lam, is also hated by many.
I know for a fact that in my own case Oman was asked to mediate on our behalf directly by the US government.One Former Hostage Says Negotiate With ISIS, And Pay Ransoms If You Must|Sarah Shourd|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would try to mediate his feuds with other teachers or the more authoritarian vice principal before they blew up.He Was My Favorite Student, and They Say He Killed a Baby|Brandy Zadrozny|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Savile allegedly helped to mediate between Charles and Diana as their marriage foundered.Prince Charles Provided Free House To Bishop Arrested in UK Child Abuse Probe|Tom Sykes|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fight was so harsh that Jiang Zemin [the former president] had to mediate.China: Xi Jinping Was Under Pressure Before Disappearance|The Telegraph|September 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She knew his worldly views—she knew also the pride of her affianced, and, she felt that she alone could mediate between the two.Ernest Maltravers, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Pyrrhus, who had tried to mediate between Tarentum and Rome, meeting with non-success, advances on Rome.
Nevertheless Great Britain was willing to mediate, on condition that Spain would make reasonable concessions.The Political History of England - Vol XI|George Brodrick
The customary use of relative terms justifies some Mediate Inferences, as, The father of a father is a grand-father.Logic|Carveth Read
Our action at a distance upon all that surrounds us is mediate and not immediate.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for mediate
Word Origin for mediate
Word Origin and History for mediate
1540s, "divide in two equal parts," probably a back-formation from mediation or mediator, or else from Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare. Meaning "act as a mediator" is from 1610s; that of "settle by mediation" is from 1560s. Related: Mediated, mediates, mediating.