Mediate vs Mediocre - What's the difference?

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Mediate is a related term of mediocre.


As adjectives the difference between mediate and mediocre

is that mediate is acting through a mediating agency while mediocre is ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;.

As a verb mediate

is to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.

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

    mediocre

    English

    Alternative forms

    * mediocer (obsolete) * (dated)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;
  • I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.

    Synonyms

    * middling * See also