Mediate vs Stickle - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between mediate and stickle
is that mediate
is to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties while stickle
is (obsolete) to act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
As an adjective mediate
is acting through a mediating agency.
As a noun stickle is
(uk|dialect) a shallow rapid in a river.
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.
To act as an intermediary causal or communicative agent; convey
Acting through a mediating agency.
* (Oliver Sacks)
Intermediate between extremes.
- 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.
Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
* Sir W. Hamilton
- (Francis Bacon)
- An act of mediate knowledge is complex.
(obsolete) To act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
To argue or struggle (for).
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
To raise objections; to argue stubbornly, especially over minor or trivial matters.
(obsolete) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants.
- ‘She has other people than poor little you to think about, and has gone abroad with them; so you needn't be in the least afraid she'll stickle this time for her rights.’
(obsolete) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- Which [question] violently they pursue, / Nor stickled would they be.
(obsolete) To separate combatants by intervening.
- They ran to him, and, pulling him back by force, stickled that unnatural fray.
(obsolete) To contend, contest, or altercate, especially in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
- When he [the angel] sees half of the Christians killed, and the rest in a fair way of being routed, he stickles betwixt the remainder of God's host and the race of fiends.
- Fortune, as she's wont, turned fickle, / And for the foe began to stickle .
- for paltry punk they roar and stickle
- the obstinacy with which he stickles for the wrong
(UK, dialect) A shallow rapid in a river.
(UK, dialect) The current below a waterfall.
* W. Browne
- Patient anglers, standing all the day / Near to some shallow stickle or deep bay.