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mediate between

To act as an intermediary negotiator between two or more people, groups, companies, countries, etc. The neutral country volunteered to mediate between the two warring nations to broker a peace treaty that would benefit both sides. Children shouldn't have to mediate between their parents—that is an unreasonable and unhealthy burden to place on them.
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mediate between (someone and someone else)

to negotiate an agreement between people. I will have to mediate between Mary and Vernon. No one wants to mediate between them.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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3) Cohen's interpretation locates civil society--defined as "the dense network of voluntary, and especially philanthropic, organizations that mediated between the individual and the state"--not at the periphery but rather at the very center of stability traditionally understood as shaped by states and special interest groups.
These women mediated between European male immigrants and the Asian population imported by the Dutch into the city, and between different Europeans.