[verb mee-dee-eyt; adjective mee-dee-it]
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.
Origin of mediate
Synonyms for mediate
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(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)
Word Origin for mediate
C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle
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1969, back-formation from remediation. Related: Remediated; remediating.
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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