mediate (

     adj 1: acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the
            disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
            [ant: immediate]
     2: being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series;
        "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate
        position"; "the middle point on a line" [syn: in-between,
     v :  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
         "He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a
         settlement" [syn: intercede, intermediate, liaise,