[mee-dee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv]


mediating; mediatory.

Origin of mediative

First recorded in 1805–15; mediate + -ive
Related formsnon·me·di·a·tive, adjectiveun·me·di·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mediative

Historical Examples of mediative

  • The factional life is mediative and instrumental; the personal life is initiative and purposive.

    The Will to Doubt

    Alfred H. Lloyd

  • What he knows, however well established in his actual, positive consciousness, is at best only relative and mediative.

    The Will to Doubt

    Alfred H. Lloyd

  • The consequence of our consultations was, that some Northern power should be applied to in a friendly and mediative capacity.


    Benjamin Disraeli