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Meaning of MEDIATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'meedeeit, [v]'meedee`eyt, 'meedee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a settlement"
  4. [v]  occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between the old and the new"

MEDIATE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: arbitrate, in-between, indirect, intercede, intermediate, intermediate, liaise, mediated, middle
 Antonyms: immediate
 See Also: lie, negociate, negotiate, talk terms



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
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