Know Your Next Word : mediate

2. mediate :

verb :

to help settle differences

usage :

  • The United Nations representative tried to mediate between the warring countries, but the soldiers just kept shooting at each other.

  • Joe carried messages back and forth between the divorcing husband and wife in the hope of mediating their differences.

  • To mediate is to engage in mediation.

  • When two opposing groups, such as a trade union and the management of a company, try to settle their differences through mediation, they call in a mediator to listen to their cases and make an equitable decision.

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