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Definition help others to settle a disagreement

Much more rarely, mediate can mean:
  • acting through or dependent on an intervening agency — as in "The disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact."
  • being neither at the beginning nor end in a series — as in "It is in a mediate position."
  • She suggested asking Saudi Arabia to mediate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
  • She tries to mediate her parents' arguments.
  • mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
  • She asked the Prime Minister of India to help mediate a deal.
  • mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
  • The countries asked the Vatican to act as a mediator.
  • mediator = help others to settle a disagreement
  • As a respected man in the community, my father was often called on to mediate feuds.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • mediate = help settle (a disagreement)
  • In the beginning Mr. Dussel took our soon-forgotten clashes very seriously, but now he's grown used to them and no longer tries to mediate.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • mediate = help others to settle disagreements
  • For us lads of eighteen they ought to have been mediators and guides to the world of maturity, the world of work, of duty, of culture, of progress—to the future.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • mediators = others to help move from one stage to another
  • By this time the two former friends were hardly speaking to each other and had to call in local elders to mediate.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • mediate = help settle a disagreement
  • Carol was mediating, "I will go back!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • KATE rises in trepidation, to mediate.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • Yes, father; rely on nothing you have done yourself for mercy and salvation; trust altogether in the blessed mediation of the Son of God!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "I'm sorry, Harry; I should have said, he would not want to im-mediately kill the person who reached this island," Dumbledore corrected himself.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • If anyone spoke up it would be Mama, trying to mediate.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • _Im_mediately, Mr. Toller.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Diane called Joe over and tried to mediate.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • I was not opposing the authorities but mediating between my own people and the men I had so long fought against.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Almaz said that mother and daughter were having a big fight and that Rosina's relatives had come to mediate.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "I'm too hungover to mediate," Radar answered quietly.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Oh, I tried to mediate a solution to prevent the battle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • There are many instances of this singular propagation of sound which are not perceptible in its less mediate positions.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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