Hypertext Webster Gateway: "mediate"

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.
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.

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) 1.7 (wn)

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},
v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
"He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a
settlement" [syn: {intercede}, {intermediate}, {liaise},

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