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

  1. mediating; mediatory.

Origin of mediative

First recorded in 1805–15; mediate + -ive

Other words from mediative

  • non·me·di·a·tive, adjective
  • un·me·di·a·tive, adjective

Words Nearby mediative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mediative in a sentence

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

    Coningsby | Benjamin Disraeli
  • 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