Variant of mediate
- to be in an intermediate position or location
- to be an intermediary or conciliator between persons or sides
Origin: from Late Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare, to divide inch(es) the middle from Classical Latin medius, middle: see mid
- to settle by mediation: mediated the dispute
- to bring about by conciliation: mediated a settlement
- to be the medium for bringing about (a result), conveying (an object), communicating (information), etc.
- Now Rare intermediate or intervening
- dependent on, acting by, or connected through some intervening agency; related indirectly
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