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Definition of Mediate

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intervene; reconciliate, help facilitate peace between two parties in a dispute; act as an intermediary between two parties to help bring about a desired result
of or through an intermediary, dependent on a mediator
Mediate Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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by means of
Mediate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
  
(v. t.)
To divide into two equal parts.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
  
(a.)
Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
  
(a.)
Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
  
(a.)
Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
  
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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. moiety.]
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. w. hamilton.
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.
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.]
mediate
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, middle]
v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "he interceded in the family dispute";"he mediated a settlement" [syn: intercede, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate]




for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"
(synonym) intercede, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate
(hypernym) negociate, negotiate, talk terms
(derivation) mediation
2. occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between the old and the new"
(hypernym) lie

Adjective
1. acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
(antonym) immediate
(similar) indirect
(attribute) immediacy, immediateness
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"
(synonym) in-between, middle
(similar) intermediate
Mediate Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
To be the intermediate mechanism for bringing about change or providing communication; i.e., to manipulate to new operating conditions. (Iberall)

Mediate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Mediate may refer to:
  • "Mediate" (song), by INXS
  • Domenic Mediate, professional soccer player
  • Rocco Mediate, professional golfer
  • A common misspelling of the website Mediaite

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Mediate Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
MEDIATION - A method of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party helps resolve a dispute. The mediator does not have the power to impose a decision on the parties. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached, the parties can pursue a lawsuit. A non-adversarial process where a neutral person (a mediator) meets with disputing persons to help them settle the dispute. The mediator, however, does not have the power to impose a solution on the parties.

Mediation is often used to help a divorcing or divorced couple work out their differences concerning alimony, child support, custody, visitation and division of property. Some lawyers and mental health professionals employ mediation as part of their practice. Six states require mediation in custody and visitation disputes. Eighteen states allow courts to order mediation while one state permits voluntary mediation. A few states have started using mediation to resolve financial issues as well.

The act of some mutual friend of two contending parties, who brings them to agree, compromise or settle their disputes.

MEDIATOR - One who interposes between two contending parties, with their consent, for the purpose of assisting them in settling their differences. Sometimes this term is applied to an officer who is appointed by a sovereign nation to promote the settlement of disputes between two other nations.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
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Mediate Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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