[verb mee-dee-eyt; adjective mee-dee-it]
- to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
- to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
- to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
- to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
- to occupy an intermediate place or position.
- acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.
Origin of mediate
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1, 2. arbitrate. 4. intercede, interpose.
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Examples from the Web for mediated
Even among those who support safety net programs, the level and degree of support is mediated by racial perceptions.Obama Confronts Liberals' Biggest Skeptics: White People
December 4, 2013
El Zomor said the Islamists had become more flexible on key issues and that mediated communication with the army is ongoing.Egypt's Army and Muslim Brotherhood Are Negotiating, Says Islamist Leader
October 16, 2013
Think of the deep, human connections forged, mediated by first and last names!Why Gawker Should Lose Its War With Reddit
October 18, 2012
For more than a century, journalists have mediated between knowledge-holders and information consumers.The Future of Cable News
August 23, 2012
The Swiss government has mediated talks between Georgia and Russia over the dispute.Saakashvili: U.S. Stopped Russia Bombings
September 26, 2011
He mediated between the two, and so "cheap excursions" came into being.If, Yes and Perhaps
Edward Everett Hale
Had its claims been founded on mediated revelation, he could not have honoured it more.Robert Falconer
It can be "mediated" by the faith of every disciple of the immortal Izaak.Days in the Open
Lathan A. Crandall
He was the Priest who mediated gladly between the least one and the greatest One.The Bible and Life
Edwin Holt Hughes
But it was an idea, mediated in the consciousness of those who held it.Pharisaism, Its Aim And Its Method
R. Travers Herford
- (intr; usually foll by between or in) to intervene (between parties or in a dispute) in order to bring about agreement
- to bring about (an agreement)
- to bring about (an agreement) between parties in a dispute
- to resolve (differences) by mediation
- (intr) to be in a middle or intermediate position
- (tr) to serve as a medium for causing (a result) or transferring (objects, information, etc)
- occurring as a result of or dependent upon mediation
- a rare word for intermediate
- logic (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle
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Word Origin and History for mediated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism.
- Being in a middle position.
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- 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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