AskDefine | Define mediate

Dictionary Definition

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]

Verb

1 act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement" [syn: intercede, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate]
2 occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between the old and the new"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties
  2. to intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement

Translations

(transitive) to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties
to intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement

Adjective

mediate
  1. acting through a mediating agency
  2. intermediate between extremes

Italian

Adjective

mediate p

Verb

mediate
  1. second-person plural present tense of mediare
  2. second-person plural present subjunctive of mediare
  3. second-person plural imperative of mediare
  4. feminine plural past participle of mediare

Extensive Definition

Mediate may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accommodate, act between, act for, adjust, advance, arbitrate, arrange matters, assist, bargain, be instrumental, bring to terms, bring together, compose, compromise, facilitate, fix up, forward, go between, harmonize, heal the breach, intercede, interfere, intermediate, interpose, intervene, judge, make terms, meet halfway, minister to, moderate, negotiate, patch things up, promote, put in tune, reconcile, referee, represent, resolve, restore harmony, reunite, serve, settle, settle differences, smooth it over, step in, subserve, treat with, umpire, weave peace between
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