mediate

[v. mee-dee-eyt; adj. mee-dee-it]
verb (used with object), mediated, mediating.
1.
to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
2.
to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
3.
to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
verb (used without object), mediated, mediating.
4.
to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
5.
to occupy an intermediate place or position.
adjective
6.
acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mediātus, past participle of mediāre to be in the middle, intercede. See medium, -ate1

mediately, adverb
mediateness, noun
remediate, verb (used with object), remediated, remediating.
self-mediating, adjective
unmediated, adjective
unmediating, adjective


1, 2. arbitrate. 4. intercede, interpose.
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mediate
 
vb
1.  (intr; usually foll by between or in) to intervene (between parties or in a dispute) in order to bring about agreement
2.  to bring about (an agreement)
3.  to bring about (an agreement) between parties in a dispute
4.  to resolve (differences) by mediation
5.  (intr) to be in a middle or intermediate position
6.  (tr) to serve as a medium for causing (a result) or transferring (objects, information, etc)
 
adj
7.  occurring as a result of or dependent upon mediation
8.  a rare word for intermediate
9.  logic (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
 
[C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle]
 
'mediately
 
adv
 
'mediateness
 
n
 
'mediative
 
adj
 
'mediatory
 
adj
 
media'torial
 
adj
 
'mediator
 
n
 
media'torially
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

mediate
1540s, probably a back-formation from mediation or mediator. Related: Mediated, mediates, mediating.
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Medical Dictionary

mediate me·di·ate (mē'dē-āt')
v. me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, me·di·ates
To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism. adj. (-ĭt)
Being in a middle position.

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Science Dictionary
mediate   (mē'dē-āt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
Electronics and software are mediating the whole process.
Wherever you find a technology mediating instantaneous communication and
  information, you always find commercial sponsors.
Mediating aggression is a super important goal for humanity.
To determine a moderating or mediating factor, the requirements are a little
  less stringent.
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