me·di·ate /ˈmɪdɪˌet/ 及物動詞
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.
Me·di·ate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mediated p. pr. & vb. n. Mediating.]
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.
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.]
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,
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,
2: occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a
connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate
between the old and the new"