Definitions for: Mediate

[adj] acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
[adj] being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line"
[v] act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a settlement"
[v] occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between the old and the new"

Webster (1913) Definition: Me"di*ate, a. [L. mediatus, p. p. of mediare, v. t.,
to halve, v. i., to be in the middle. See Mid, and cf.
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.

Me"di*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mediated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Mediating.] [LL. mediatus, p. p. of mediare to
mediate. See Mediate, a.]
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, v. t.
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.

Synonyms: arbitrate, in-between, indirect, intercede, intermediate, intermediate, liaise, mediated, middle

Antonyms: immediate

See Also: lie, negociate, negotiate, talk terms

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