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Postby Bailey » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:27 pm

me·di·ate (md-t)
v. me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, me·di·ates
v.tr.
1. To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties: mediate a labor-management dispute.
2. To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
3. To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism.
v.intr.
1. To intervene between two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, a settlement, or a compromise.
2. To settle or reconcile differences.
3. To have a relation to two differing persons or things.
adj. (-t)
1. Acting through, involving, or dependent on an intervening agency.
2. Being in a middle position.



[Late Latin medire, medit-, to be in the middle, from Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]



medi·ate·ly (-t-l) adv.

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Postby Slava » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:27 pm

While a nice word, and one that serves a great purpose, or should, it seems a bit lacking in it's etymology. The Dr. likes words with more oomph to their stories, and this one's rather middling, don't you think? Any ideas on how to punch it up?
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