Mediate vs Convey - What's the difference?

mediate | convey |


As verbs the difference between mediate and convey

is that mediate is to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties while convey is to transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.

As an adjective mediate

is acting through a mediating agency.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mediate

English

Verb

(mediat)
  • To resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.
  • To intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement.
  • To divide into two equal parts.
  • (Holder)
  • To act as an intermediary causal or communicative agent; convey
  • Adjective

  • Acting through a mediating agency.
  • * (Oliver Sacks)
  • Vygotsky saw the development of language and mental powers as neither learned, in the ordinary way, nor emerging epigenetically, but as being social and mediate in nature, as arising from the interaction of adult and child, and as internalizing the cultural instrument of language for the processes of thought.
  • Intermediate between extremes.
  • (Prior)
  • Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • An act of mediate knowledge is complex.

    Derived terms

    * mediately

    convey

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Convey me to my bed, then to my grave.
    Air conveys''' sound; words '''convey ideas.
  • To communicate; to make known; to portray.
  • to convey''' an impression; to '''convey information
  • * John Locke
  • Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts.
  • (legal) To transfer legal rights (to).
  • He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.
  • * Spenser
  • The Earl of Desmond secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust.
  • (obsolete) To manage with privacy; to carry out.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will convey the business as I shall find means.
  • (obsolete) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
  • Synonyms

    * (to convey a message) send, relay

    Derived terms

    * conveyable * conveyance * conveyee * conveyer * conveyor