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Tuesday word: Mediate

Sept. 17, 2019

Mediate (verb, adjective)
me·di·ate [v. mee-dee-eyt; adj. mee-dee-it]


verb (used with object)
1. to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
2. to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
3. to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.

verb (used without object)
4. to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
5. to occupy an intermediate place or position.

adjective
6. acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.

RELATED FORMS
me·di·ate·ly, adverb
me·di·ate·ness, noun
re·me·di·ate, verb (used with object), re·me·di·at·ed, re·me·di·at·ing.
self-me·di·at·ing, adjective
un·me·di·at·ed, adjective
un·me·di·at·ing, adjective

Synonyms
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1, 2. arbitrate.
4. intercede, interpose.

Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare to be in the middle, intercede. See medium, -ate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEDIATE
The deputy offered by Leung to mediate, Carrie Lam, is also hated by many.
HONG KONG BETWEEN CALM AND CHAOS|BEN LEUNG|OCTOBER 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST

I know for a fact that in my own case Oman was asked to mediate on our behalf directly by the US government.
ONE FORMER HOSTAGE SAYS NEGOTIATE WITH ISIS, AND PAY RANSOMS IF YOU MUST|SARAH SHOURD|SEPTEMBER 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST

I would try to mediate his feuds with other teachers or the more authoritarian vice principal before they blew up.
HE WAS MY FAVORITE STUDENT, AND THEY SAY HE KILLED A BABY|BRANDY ZADROZNY|SEPTEMBER 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Savile allegedly helped to mediate between Charles and Diana as their marriage foundered.
PRINCE CHARLES PROVIDED FREE HOUSE TO BISHOP ARRESTED IN UK CHILD ABUSE PROBE|TOM SYKES|NOVEMBER 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST

The fight was so harsh that Jiang Zemin [the former president] had to mediate.
CHINA: XI JINPING WAS UNDER PRESSURE BEFORE DISAPPEARANCE|THE TELEGRAPH|SEPTEMBER 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST

She knew his worldly views—she knew also the pride of her affianced, and, she felt that she alone could mediate between the two.
ERNEST MALTRAVERS, COMPLETE|EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON

Pyrrhus, who had tried to mediate between Tarentum and Rome, meeting with non-success, advances on Rome.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOL. 2|VARIOUS

Nevertheless Great Britain was willing to mediate, on condition that Spain would make reasonable concessions.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL XI|GEORGE BRODRICK

The customary use of relative terms justifies some Mediate Inferences, as, The father of a father is a grand-father.
LOGIC|CARVETH READ

Our action at a distance upon all that surrounds us is mediate and not immediate.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCES|CAMILLE FLAMMARION
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