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
British Dictionary definitions for self-mediating
Word Origin for mediate
Word Origin and History for self-mediating
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.