Mediate vs Sequester - What's the difference?

mediate | sequester |

As verbs the difference between mediate and sequester

is that mediate is to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties while sequester is to separate from all external influence.

As a adjective mediate

is acting through a mediating agency.

As a noun sequester is

sequestration; separation.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • 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




    (en verb)
  • To separate from all external influence; to seclude; to withdraw.
  • The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.
  • * Hooker
  • when men most sequester themselves from action
  • To separate in order to store.
  • The coal burning plant was ordered to sequester its CO2 emissions.
  • To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • I had wholly sequestered my civil affairss.
  • (chemistry) To prevent an ion in solution from behaving normally by forming a coordination compound
  • (legal) To temporarily remove (property) from the possession of its owner and hold it as security against legal claims.
  • To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
  • * South
  • It was his tailor and his cook, his fine fashions and his French ragouts, which sequestered him.
  • (transitive, US, politics, legal) To remove (certain funds) automatically from a budget.
  • The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestered 1.2 trillion dollars over 10 years on January 2, 2013.
  • To seize and hold enemy property.
  • To withdraw; to retire.
  • * Milton
  • to sequester out of the world into Atlantic and Utopian politics
  • To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
  • Synonyms

    * segregate


    (en noun)
  • sequestration; separation
  • (legal) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a referee.
  • (Bouvier)
  • (medicine) A sequestrum.
  • (Webster 1913)