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intermediate

adjective

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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

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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

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intermediate

noun

Synonyms of intermediate (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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intermediate

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of intermediate (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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“Intermediate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intermediate. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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