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mediate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of mediate

  1. occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes has a black-and-white view of human nature, believing that there is no mediate state between good and evil Synonyms of mediate central, halfway, intermediary, intermediate, medial, median, middle, medium, mid, midmostWords Related to mediate equidistant; inmost, inner, innermost, nearest; betwixt and between, borderline, gray (also grey), in-betweenNear Antonyms of mediate outer, peripheralAntonyms of mediate extreme, farthest, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost


mediate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mediate

  1. to act as a go-between for opposing sides their middle child is often asked to mediate between the oldest and the youngest Synonyms of mediate intercede, intermediate, interpose, interveneWords Related to mediate 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 of mediate stand by; avoid, eschew, shun; disregard, ignore, overlook

Synonym Discussion of mediate

interpose, interfere, intervene, mediate, intercede mean to come or go between. interpose often implies no more than this.
    • interposed herself between him and the door
interfere implies hindering.
    • noise interfered with my concentration
intervene may imply an occurring in space or time between two things or a stepping in to stop a conflict.
    • quarreled until the manager intervened
mediate implies intervening between hostile factions.
    • mediated between the parties
intercede implies acting for an offender in begging mercy or forgiveness.
    • interceded on our behalf


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