[ verb mee-dee-eyt; adjective mee-dee-it ]
/ verb ˈmi diˌeɪt; adjective ˈmi di ɪt /
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verb (used with object), me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing.
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.
OTHER WORDS FOR mediate
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Origin of mediate
OTHER WORDS FROM mediateme·di·ate·ly [mee-dee-it-lee], /ˈmi di ɪt li/, adverbme·di·ate·ness [mee-dee-it-nis], /ˈmi di ɪt nɪs/, nounself-me·di·at·ing, adjectiveun·me·di·at·ing, adjective
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How to use mediate in a sentence
That God might be glorified immediately, the former was constituted; that he might be glorified mediately, the latter was founded.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
The first suggestion of it never came from me, mediately or immediately, to his Majesty or any of his ministers.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
It acts only mediately upon everything outside of the visible organism.
The will acts upon the psychode, and thus mediately, upon the bodies that the sphere of this substance embraces.
This sphere is received immediately by the female sex, and mediately by the male, 225.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love|Emanuel Swedenborg
British Dictionary definitions for mediate
(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
Derived forms of mediate
mediately, adverbmediateness, nounmediative, mediatory or mediatorial, adjectivemediator, noun
Word Origin for mediate
C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle
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Scientific definitions for 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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