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;
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
An act of mediate knowledge is
complex. Sir W. Hamilton.
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
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
2. To divide into two equal parts. [R.]