mediate me‧di‧ate [ˈmiːdieɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
to try to end an argument between two people or groups by talking to both sides and encouraging them to reach an agreement:

• He was asked to mediate a labor dispute.

mediate between

• an ombudsman who will mediate between disgruntled investors and product providers

— mediation noun [uncountable] :

• As litigation costs soar, mediation is becoming a more popular option.

— mediator noun [countable] :

• An agreement was reached last week with the help of a federal mediator.

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mediator UK US /ˈmiːdieɪtər/ noun [C]
a person who tries to end a disagreement by helping the two sides to talk about and agree on a solution: »

Lawyers acting for the companies held another meeting with mediators this week.

a federal/independent/UN mediator »

After talks reached an impasse last month, US federal mediators instituted a 30-day cooling-off period.

act/serve as mediator »

She has agreed to act as mediator and meet with the board to try to resolve the dispute.

See also ARBITRATOR(Cf. arbitrator)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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