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"mediate" in American English

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mediateverb [I/T]

us   /ˈmid·iˌeɪt/
to help solve a disagreement by talking to the separate people or groups involved, or to communicate information 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 governor appointed a mediator and asked both sides to return to the bargaining table.
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"mediate" in British English

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mediateverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈmiː.di.eɪt/ us   /ˈmiː.di.eɪt/
to talk to two separate people or groups involved in a disagreement to try to help them to agree or find a solution to their problems: 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 governor appointed a mediator and asked both sides to return to the bargaining table.
(Definition of mediate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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