Mediate

Definition of Mediate

Me´di`ate
a.1.Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
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.
An act of mediate knowledge is complex.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Mediated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mediating.]
1.To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
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.
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.

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