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 for mediate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mediate \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.]
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     1. To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene. [R.]
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mediate \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.
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     2. To divide into two equal parts. [R.] --Holder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mediate \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.
     1. Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed;
        intervening; intermediate. --Prior.
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     2. Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument;
        not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an
        intervening agent or condition.
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     3. Gained or effected by a medium or condition. --Bacon.
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              An act of mediate knowledge is complex. --Sir W.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: acting through or dependent on an intervening agency;
             "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
             [ant: immediate]
      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,
         mediate, middle]
      v 1: act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
           "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a
           settlement" [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate,
           liaise, arbitrate]
      2: occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a
         connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between
         the old and the new"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "mediate":
     accommodate, act between, act for, adjust, advance, arbitrate,
     arrange matters, assist, bargain, be instrumental, bring to terms,
     bring together, compose, compromise, facilitate, fix up, forward,
     go between, harmonize, heal the breach, intercede, interfere,
     intermediate, interpose, intervene, judge, make terms,
     meet halfway, minister to, moderate, negotiate, patch things up,
     promote, put in tune, reconcile, referee, represent, resolve,
     restore harmony, reunite, serve, settle, settle differences,
     smooth it over, step in, subserve, treat with, umpire,
     weave peace between

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MEDIATE, POWERS. Those incident to primary powers, given by a principal to 
  his agent. For example, the general authority given to collect, receive and 
  pay debts due by or to the principal is a primary power. In order to 
  accomplish this it is frequently required to settle accounts, adjust 
  disputed claims, resist those which are unjust, and answer and defend suits; 
  these subordinate powers are sometimes called mediate powers. Story, Ag. 
  Sec. 58. See Primary powers, and 1 Camp. R. 43, note 4 Camp. R. 163; 6 S. & 
  R. 149. 

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