verb (used with object), me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing.
- to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
- to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
- to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
verb (used without object), me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing.
- to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
- to occupy an intermediate place or position.
- acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.
- (intr; usually foll by between or in) to intervene (between parties or in a dispute) in order to bring about agreement
- to bring about (an agreement)
- to bring about (an agreement) between parties in a dispute
- to resolve (differences) by mediation
- (intr) to be in a middle or intermediate position
- (tr) to serve as a medium for causing (a result) or transferring (objects, information, etc)
- occurring as a result of or dependent upon mediation
- a rare word for intermediate
- logic (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
1540s, “divide in two equal parts,” probably a back-formation from mediation or mediator, or else from Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare. Meaning “act as a mediator” is from 1610s; that of “settle by mediation” is from 1560s. Related: Mediated, mediates, mediating.
- To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism.
- Being in a middle position.
- To effect or convey a force between subatomic particles. The gauge bosons, for example, mediate the four fundamental forces of nature.