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me·di·ate

(mē'dē-āt),
1. Situated between; intermediate.
2. To effect something by means of an intermediary substance, as in complement-mediated phagocytosis.
[L. mediatus, fr. medio, pp. -atus, to divide in the middle]

mediate

/me·di·ate/ (me´de-it) indirect; accomplished by means of an intervening medium.

mediate

/me·di·ate/ (me´de-āt) to serve as an intermediate agent.

mediate

[mē′dē·āt]
Etymology: L, medio, in the middle
1 v, to cause a change, as in stimulation by a hormone.
2 v, to settle a dispute, as in collective bargaining.
3 adj, situated between two places, things, parts, or terms.
4 n, (in psychology) an event that follows one process or event and precedes another; for example, in the process of cognition, perception follows stimulation and precedes thinking. mediating, adj., mediator, n.

mediate

verb
(1) To act as the agent for a process.
(2) To intervene on behalf of another.

me·di·ate

(mēdē-ăt, -āt)
1. Situated between; intermediate.
2. To effect something by means of an intermediary substance, as in complement-mediated phagocytosis.
[L. mediatus, fr. medio, pp. -atus, to divide in the middle]
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And it is in this sense that the mediatory role of the performer becomes visible.
The US could certainly promise the Saudis a more active role in dealing with the Palestinian issue and Iran in return for Saudi acceptance of a mediatory role in the Afghan situation.
If Kingsley performed an important mediatory role across and within a wide range of discursive communities--literary, religious, social, political and scientific--then I believe it is imperative to analyze his rhetoric and its effects, not least because the very boundaries of these discursive fields were shifting, open, and contested.
Though the Book of Common Prayer staked out a complex mediatory position within these possibi lities -- from its birth, there has been a critical current opposed to its theological and aesthetic traditionality -- the present analysis will focus on some foundational differences between Catholic and Prayerbook worship, and on the role played by language in them.
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Central to Douglass's project as a race leader during the 1880s and early 1890s, Gregory Stephens argues, was an effort to display his interracial marriage as a mediatory symbol that spoke to the possibilities of overcoming racial obsessions and hatreds (see ch.
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There are other avenues to explore: the possibilities of stone quarries as having ancestral associations (Cooney 1998: 110); rock-art as representing tattooing or scarification of ancestral bodies; the use of earth and chalk as having a mediatory status between living and ancestors; the significance of pits for ritual mediation rather than mundane waste or storage use; and the use of cursuses, hitherto completely mysterious, as pathways for the newly dead being initiated into ancestorhood.
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Shaw takes a mediatory stance on the much-debated question of whether Stowe's use of this rhetoric is conservative, radical, or subversive, and finally asserts that its complexity facilitates a positive reading of the character of Uncle Tom, whose Christlikeness is "difficult to separate from the Christlikeness of good mothers.
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