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mediate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mediate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mediate  \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 
  {Moiety}.] 
  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. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mediate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mediate 
  adj  1:  acting  through  or  dependent  on  an  intervening  agency;  "the 
  disease  spread  by  mediate  as  well  as  direct  contact" 
  [ant:  {immediate}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {in-between}, 
  {middle}] 
  v  1:  act  between  parties  with  a  view  to  reconciling  differences; 
  "He  interceded  in  the  family  dispute"  [syn:  {intercede}, 
  {liaise},  {arbitrate}] 
  2:  settle  a  dispute;  "He  mediated  a  settlement"  [syn:  {arbitrate}] 




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