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mediateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmid·iˌeɪt/
to ​helpsolve a ​disagreement by ​talking to the ​separatepeople or ​groupsinvolved, or to ​communicateinformation between ​people: [T] to mediate a ​dispute
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 ​governorappointed a mediator and ​asked both ​sides to ​return to the ​bargainingtable.
(Definition of mediate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"mediate" in British English

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mediateverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈmiː.di.eɪt/  us   /ˈmiː.di.eɪt/
to ​talk to two ​separatepeople or ​groupsinvolved in a ​disagreement to ​try to ​help them to ​agree or ​find a ​solution to ​theirproblems: Negotiators were called in to mediate between the two ​sides. The two ​envoys have ​succeeded in mediating an end to the ​war.
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 ​governorappointed a mediator and ​asked both ​sides to ​return to the ​bargainingtable.
(Definition of mediate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mediate" in Business English

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mediateverb

uk   us   /ˈmiːdieɪt/
[I or T] to ​help two ​sides in a disagreement, for ​exampleemployers and ​employees, to ​talk about a ​solution for ​ending it: Seniorgovernmentofficialsbacked down on threats to halt ​oilproduction when the US ​offered to mediate in the ​dispute. The US ​offered to mediate in the ​dispute.mediate between sb/sth An ​independentadjudicator 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 ​currentlytrying to mediate a ​solution to ​save the health-insurance ​program.
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