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


mediating; mediatory.

Nearby words

  1. mediate,
  2. mediate auscultation,
  3. mediate percussion,
  4. mediated generalization,
  5. mediation,
  6. mediatize,
  7. mediator,
  8. mediatorial,
  9. mediatory,
  10. mediatrix

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

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

    Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
  • 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 factional life is mediative and instrumental; the personal life is initiative and purposive.

    The Will to Doubt|Alfred H. Lloyd