Meaning of “mediate” in the English Dictionary

"mediate" in British English

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mediateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈmiː.di.eɪt/ us /ˈmiː.di.eɪt/
mediation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌmiː.diˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌmiː.diˈeɪ.ʃən/

Last-minute attempts at mediation failed.
mediator
noun [ C ] uk /ˈmiː.di.eɪ.tər/ us /ˈmiː.di.eɪ.t̬ɚ/

The governor appointed a mediator and asked both sides to return to the bargaining table.

(Definition of “mediate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mediate" in American English

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mediateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈmid·iˌeɪt/
mediation
noun [ U ] us /ˌmid·iˈeɪ·ʃən/

Last-minute attempts at mediation failed, and the workers went on strike.
mediator
noun [ C ] us /ˈmid·iˌeɪ·t̬ər/

The governor appointed a mediator and asked both sides to return to the bargaining table.

(Definition of “mediate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mediate" in Business English

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mediateverb

uk /ˈmiːdieɪt/ us

[ I or T ] to help two sides in a disagreement, for example employers and employees, to talk about a solution for ending it:

Senior government officials backed down on threats to halt oil production when the US offered to mediate in the dispute.
The US offered to mediate in the dispute.
mediate between sb/sth An independent adjudicator attempted to mediate between the two parties, but failed.
mediate a dispute/conflict House Bill 377 calls for a third party to help mediate any dispute.
be mediated by sb/sth Negotiations were mediated by the United Nations and the African Union.

[ T ] to try to end a disagreement by helping the two sides to talk about and agree on a solution:

mediate an end to a crisis/dispute/strike Over the past few days, efforts have continued to mediate an end to the strike.
mediate a solution/settlement/compromise We are currently trying to mediate a solution to save the health-insurance program.
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(Definition of “mediate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)