Mediate
Mediate 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. {Moiety}.] 1. Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition. [1913 Webster]

3. Gained or effected by a medium or condition. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

An act of mediate knowledge is complex. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]


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  • mediate — me‧di‧ate [ˈmiːdieɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] to try to end an argument between two people or groups by talking to both sides and encouraging them to reach an agreement: • He was asked to mediate a labor dispute. mediate between • an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Mediate — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To interpose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mediate — may refer to: Mediate (song), by INXS Domenic Mediate, professional soccer player Rocco Mediate, professional golfer A common misspelling of the website Mediaite See also Mediation (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Mediate — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into two equal parts. [R.] Holder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mediate — I verb adjust, adjust difficulties, arbitrate, arrange differences, bring to an understanding, bring to terms, bring together, compromise, conciliate, effect an agreement, intercede, interfere, intervene, moderate, negotiate, pacem conciliare,… …   Law dictionary

  • mediate — (v.) 1540s, divide in two equal parts, probably a back formation from MEDIATION (Cf. mediation) or MEDIATOR (Cf. mediator), or else from L. mediatus, pp. of mediare. Meaning act as a mediator is from 1610s; that of settle by mediation is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mediate — intercede, intervene, *interpose, interfere Analogous words: arbitrate, *judge, adjudge, adjudicate: conciliate, propitiate (see PACIFY): reconcile, accommodate, *adapt …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mediate — [v] try to bring to an agreement act as middle*, arbitrate, bring to terms, conciliate, deal, go fifty fifty*, intercede, interfere, intermediate, interpose, intervene, make a deal, make peace, meet halfway*, moderate, negotiate, propitiate,… …   New thesaurus

  • mediate — ► VERB 1) try to settle a dispute between two other parties. 2) technical be a medium for (a process or effect). DERIVATIVES mediation noun mediator noun. ORIGIN Latin mediare place in the middle …   English terms dictionary

  • mediate — [mē′dē āt΄; ] for adj. [, mē′dēit] vi. mediated, mediating [< LL mediatus, pp. of mediare, to divide in the middle < L medius, middle: see MID1] 1. to be in an intermediate position or location 2. to be an intermediary or conciliator… …   English World dictionary

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