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mediate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  2. verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new
  3. adjective acting through or dependent on an intervening agency
    • the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact
  4. adjective satellite being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series
    in-between; middle.
    • adolescence is an awkward in-between age
    • in a mediate position
    • the middle point on a line
WordNet

Me"di*ate adjective
Etymology
L. mediatus, p. p. of mediare, v. t., to halve, v. i., to be in the middle. See Mid, and cf. Moiety.
Definitions
  1. Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate. Prior.
  2. Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
  3. Gained or effected by a medium or condition. Bacon.
    An act of mediate knowledge is complex. Sir W. Hamilton.
Me"di*ate intransitive verb
Etymology
LL. mediatus, p. p. of mediare to mediate. See Mediate, a.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Mediated ; present participle & verbal noun Mediating
Definitions
  1. To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene. R.
  2. To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.
Me"di*ate transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
  2. To divide into two equal parts. R. Holder.

Webster 1913


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