mediate (adj.)

  1. acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact'

  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 ]

    mediate (v.)

  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'

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