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verb     mediate pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlemediating
past tensemediated
past participlemediated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to try to end a disagreement between two people or groups

    They mediate territorial disputes between neighboring nations.

    mediate between:

    The Bishop mediates between the demonstrators and the authorities.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to find an agreement or solution that settles a disagreement

      Iran mediated an agreement between the two African countries last September.

  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to influence or cause a process or event

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     mediator pronunciation in American English
noun [countable]
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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