Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: , past participle of mediare, from Latin medius; MEDIUM2


1 [intransitive and transitive] to try to end a quarrel between two people, groups, countries etc
mediate between
UN officials mediated between the rebel fighters and the government.
The former president has agreed to mediate the peace talks.
mediate in
The court was set up to mediate in civil disputes.
2 [transitive usually passive] formal or technical to change the effect or influence of something, especially to make the effect less bad:
Exercise may mediate the effects of a bad diet.
mediation noun [uncountable]

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