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mediate

[verb mee-dee-eyt; adjective mee-dee-it] /verb ˈmi diˌeɪt; adjective ˈmi di ɪt/
verb (used with object), mediated, mediating.
1.
to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
2.
to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
3.
to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
verb (used without object), mediated, mediating.
4.
to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
5.
to occupy an intermediate place or position.
adjective
6.
acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.
Origin of mediate
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mediātus, past participle of mediāre to be in the middle, intercede. See medium, -ate1
Related forms
mediately, adverb
mediateness, noun
remediate, verb (used with object), remediated, remediating.
self-mediating, adjective
unmediated, adjective
unmediating, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. arbitrate. 4. intercede, interpose.
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  • "Yes; it does put us in rather a tight place," mediated Chilminster.

    Golden Stories Various
  • He mediated between the two, and so "cheap excursions" came into being.

    If, Yes and Perhaps Edward Everett Hale
  • Lil looked up from her mediated state and glared at me as I pored over the hardcopy, nodding enthusiastically.

  • Had its claims been founded on mediated revelation, he could not have honoured it more.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • They also mediated between still earlier truths and what in those days were novel observations.

    Pragmatism William James
British Dictionary definitions for mediated

mediate

verb (ˈmiːdɪˌeɪt)
1.
(intransitive; usually foll by between or in) to intervene (between parties or in a dispute) in order to bring about agreement
2.
to bring about (an agreement)
3.
to bring about (an agreement) between parties in a dispute
4.
to resolve (differences) by mediation
5.
(intransitive) to be in a middle or intermediate position
6.
(transitive) to serve as a medium for causing (a result) or transferring (objects, information, etc)
adjective (ˈmiːdɪɪt)
7.
occurring as a result of or dependent upon mediation
8.
a rare word for intermediate
9.
(logic) (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
Derived Forms
mediately, adverb
mediateness, noun
mediative, mediatory, mediatorial, adjective
mediator, noun
mediatorially, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle
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Word Origin and History for mediated

mediate

v.

1540s, "divide in two equal parts," probably a back-formation from mediation or mediator, or else from Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare. Meaning "act as a mediator" is from 1610s; that of "settle by mediation" is from 1560s. Related: Mediated, mediates, mediating.

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mediated in Medicine

mediate me·di·ate (mē'dē-āt')
v. me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, me·di·ates
To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism. adj. (-ĭt)
Being in a middle position.

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mediated in Science
mediate
  (mē'dē-āt')   
To effect or convey a force between subatomic particles. The gauge bosons, for example, mediate the four fundamental forces of nature.
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