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intermediate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of intermediate

  1. 1 being about midway between extremes of amount or size <with a compact being too small and a van too large, we settled on an intermediate-sized sedan> Synonyms average, middle, mean, median, medium, middling, midsize (also midsized), moderate, modestRelated Words reasonable; common, commonplace, conventional, normal, popular, regular, routine, standard, typical, usual; adequate, passable, tolerableNear Antonyms excessive, extreme; exceptional, rare, strange, uncommon, unusual; distinctive, idiosyncratic, special, unique; individual, peculiar, private

  2. 2 occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes <although the party activists tend to back candidates with somewhat extreme views, ordinary voters generally prefer the intermediate aspirant> Synonyms central, halfway, intermediary, middle, medial, median, mediate, medium, mid, midmostRelated Words equidistant; inmost, inner, innermost, nearest; betwixt and between, borderline, gray (also grey), in-betweenNear Antonyms outer, peripheralAntonyms extreme, farthest, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost




intermediate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intermediate

  1. one who works with opposing sides in order to bring about an agreement <she often used her father as an intermediate in arguments with her mother> Synonyms broker, buffer, conciliator, go-between, honest broker, interceder, intercessor, intermediary, mediator, interposer, middleman, peacemakerRelated Words troubleshooter; moderator; bargainer, negotiant, negotiator; appeaser, pacificator, pacifier, reconciler; agent, attorney, deputy, factor, procurator, proxy; liaison, medium; ambassador, emissary, envoy, legate, messenger; delegate, representative; busybody, interferer, meddler; arbiter, arbitrator, judge, referee, umpire; adviser (also advisor), counselor (or counsellor)




intermediate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of intermediate

  1. to act as a go-between for opposing sides <if the secretary-general chooses to intermediate in this dispute, he'll need all of his diplomatic skills just to get both sides in the same room> Synonyms intercede, intervene, interpose, mediateRelated Words butt in, interfere, intrude, meddle, obtrude, pry, snoop; arbitrate, moderate, negotiate, referee; barge (in), bother; break (in), chime in, cut in; infringe, invade, trespassNear Antonyms stand by; avoid, eschew, shun; disregard, ignore, overlook





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