mediate

verb
  1. ~ (in sth) ~ (between A and B) to try to end a disagreement between two or more people or groups by talking to them and trying to find things that everyone can agree on // The Secretary-General was asked to mediate in the dispute. // An independent body was brought in to mediate between staff and management. > [VN] to mediate differences / disputes / problems
  2. [VN] to succeed in finding a solution to a disagreement between people or groups // They mediated a settlement.
  3. [VN] [usually passive] (formal or technical) to influence sth and/or make it possible for it to happen // Educational success is mediated by economic factors.

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