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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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Brilliantly written and immediately accessible, The War Come Home offers a long overdue interpretation of philanthropy's essential role in mediating between the individual and the state during the first half of the twentieth century.
Vocational identity at work: Mediating between essence and occupation.
There is a case for arguing that female mandors play a mediating role, albeit from a weak position, but Wolf's factory women, far from mediating between their proletarian families and capitalist factories, are simply being exploited.
Hence we find the educated Toba Batak women in van Bemmelen's paper mediating between clans.
After all, he had been mediating between the Indians and the state for a long, long time.