Definitions of mediate

  1. 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"
  2. occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; " mediate between the old and the new"
  3. acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; " the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
  4. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; " He interceded in the family dispute"; " He mediated a settlement"
  5. To divide into two equal parts.
  6. Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
  7. Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
  8. Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
  9. To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
  10. 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.
  11. To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
  12. To interpose between those who disagree so as to bring about friendly relations; to act as the means by which a settlement is brought about.
  13. To bring about by interposing between enemies or opponents; as, to mediate a peace.
  14. Not direct; acting by or through an agency.
  15. 1. Effected by means of something else; not immediate or direct. 2. Situated between two parts, intermediate.
  16. Intervening; not direct.
  17. Middle: between two extremes: acting by or as a means.
  18. To interpose between parties as a friend of each: to intercede.
  19. To effect by mediation.
  22. Middle; acting by means.
  23. To interpose amicably.
  24. To interpose, as for reconciliation.
  25. To be intermediate.
  26. Intervening; intermediate.
  27. Between two extremes; intervening: acting as a medium; effected by a medium; not immediate.
  28. To effect by mediation; to be related by a medium.
  29. To interpose between parties, as a mutual friend with a view to reconciliation.
  30. Middle; being between the two extremes; intervening.
  31. To interpose between parties at variance as the equal friend of both; to intercede.

Usage examples for mediate

  1. This night Mr. Carcasse did come to me again to desire favour, and that I would mediate that he might be restored, but I did give him no kind answer at all, but was very angry, and I confess a good deal of it from my Lord Bruncker's simplicity and passion. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Compare mediate immediate, medium, mediocrity, mediator. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. " Nothing, except that you take back all the facts- and allow them to mediate – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  4. One day, when some of us were in a war- fort endeavouring to mediate for peace, a dead body of one of the enemy was dragged in, preceded by a fellow making all sorts of fiendish gestures, with one of the legs in his teeth cut off by the knee. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  5. When the girl began her tune again Hope sang with her, repeating " Ochone, ochone" down four notes from the octave of the keynote through the mediate to the keynote again. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  6. Elgin occupies a mediate position between the administrative careers of Dalhousie and Canning, and the parliamentary and constitutional labours of Gladstone. – British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854 by J. L. Morison
  7. This is true, for so soon as Christ shall leave off to mediate will come the eternal judgment. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  8. Being hard pressed they appealed to the Governor of Cape Colony to mediate between them and Moshesh. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  9. The only legitimate result of such a doctrine would seem to be, that we must distinguish aright between a work of Mediate and a work of Immediate Creation. – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  10. Sometimes he counts heads and follows the majority of his authors; sometimes he adopts the account of the earliest; often he tries to combine or mediate between discordant stories; when this is not easy, he chooses the account which is most superficially probable or most dramatically impressive. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  11. Our rejection of his proposal to mediate by our announcement of the unrestricted U- boat war, which was to him utterly incomprehensible, turned him into an embittered enemy of the Imperial Government. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  12. Intervention was confined to the despatch of an embassy to England with instructions to mediate between the two parties. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  13. Bent- Anat then had recourse to Ani; but, though he promised to mediate for her, he came late in the evening to tell her that Ameni was inexorable. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. Goudar concluded by saying that he should go and see them in prison, and if I felt disposed to come to an arrangement he would mediate between us. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. Should the lord be too severe, it shall be the duty of the magistrate, in every place and corner, where it occurs, to mediate therein and settle it according to equitable principles. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  16. The Council or the Assembly may mediate and conciliate, but they cannot make recommendations which are binding under paragraph 6 of article 15 of the Covenant. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  17. They tried to mediate between Social- Democrats and Constitutional Democrats and naturally failed in this attempt. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  18. Before it vanish the insoluble antitheses and conflicts raised by scholasticism between supernatural and natural revelation, between what the theologians call immediate and mediate between a universal and a special revelation. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  19. A judgement, therefore, is the mediate knowledge of an object, consequently the representation of a representation of it. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  20. For a time it seemed as if the house of the Fitzgeralds, the most powerful house in Ireland, might mediate between the peoples whose blood, English and Irish, they shared. – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green