Definition of intermediary in English:


Pronunciation /ˌin(t)ərˈmēdēˌerē/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈmidiˌɛri/

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  • A person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement or reconciliation; a mediator.

    ‘ intermediaries between lenders and borrowers’
    • ‘The Broker Network brings together more than 100 independent intermediaries from around the country.’
    • ‘Up until now, lenders, brokers and intermediaries in the industry adhered to a voluntary code of conduct.’
    • ‘Other intermediaries such as agents and brokers do not take title to goods.’
    • ‘Migrants also relied on intermediaries to negotiate with corrupt authorities that demanded bribes at international borders.’
    • ‘Mr Gibbins also worked with other brokers and intermediaries.’
    • ‘Shadowy intermediaries and peacemakers were active in both lands.’
    • ‘These could be readily expanded in anticipation of public policy changes to enhance the role of health intermediaries.’
    • ‘So we do our best to do that through intermediaries and through our local security and police authorities.’
    • ‘By bypassing profiteering intermediaries, farmers can get a fair price for their product.’
    • ‘Initially we thought of ourselves as little more than the intermediaries between these various artists and a public.’
    • ‘Galloway has denied receiving funds but admits that intermediaries who worked for him may have done so.’
    • ‘The villagers are mostly illiterate, so they have to go to intermediaries to get any official documents prepared.’
    • ‘The fewer intermediaries there are between you and the person you're actually going to be working for, the better.’
    • ‘Initially the loans will only be available through intermediaries, but are expected to be rolled out in the branches shortly after.’
    • ‘In the days before the internet, cutting out intermediaries and selling motor insurance down a phone line was revolutionary.’
    • ‘The fund will raise money from the fees paid by the investment intermediaries.’
    • ‘It has concentrated on the buy-to-let market where it sells products through intermediaries.’
    • ‘The press release called on intermediaries to improve the way they give advice on sub prime mortgages.’
    • ‘On behalf of both intermediaries and end-user clients, we administer over 30,000 client companies and trusts.’
    • ‘This significant opportunity allows intermediaries to advise on and sell our range of health insurance plans.’
    mediator, go-between, negotiator, intervenor, interceder, intercessor, arbitrator, arbiter, conciliator, peacemaker
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  • Intermediate.

    ‘an intermediary stage’
    • ‘He said this could revive the banking sector's intermediary role, which has been drastically weakened since the financial crisis.’
    • ‘It should be permissible, for instance, for intermediary tables to differentiate between smokers and non-smokers.’
    • ‘A score of zero indicates absence of symptoms, three represents maximum severity, while scores of one and two are intermediary statements.’
    • ‘Since then, he said, public support has fallen because there are no more intermediary benchmarks.’
    • ‘Oates had authorised a complex series of back-to-back loans through intermediary companies.’
    • ‘There were few intermediary institutions for them to negotiate with.’
    • ‘Companies would no longer have to spend on intermediary software that made the connections for them, often on a custom basis.’
    • ‘In many cases, traditional intermediary firms are using electronic media as a way of optimizing their services.’
    • ‘These new businesses provide a ‘trusted intermediary layer’ between the client and suppliers.’
    • ‘Back in the office, you can download the data to a workstation without intermediary paperwork.’
    • ‘Rochester's writings embody many of the contradictions of this intermediary era.’
    • ‘The flat bones ossify directly from such fibrous tissue rather than from intermediary cartilage.’
    • ‘In other words, hair fibers may transfer through an intermediary surface.’
    • ‘It makes the intermediary role of doctors mandatory for the purpose.’
    • ‘We have a new big boss and one of her first decisions is to be whether we have an intermediary boss.’
    • ‘We used a intermediary system to talk between various devices.’
    • ‘The intermediary level was to be paved, with a narrow planting area along the left wall as you look at the stone planters and steps.’
    • ‘Government agencies should therefore take on an intermediary role.’
    • ‘Therefore, by using nickel as an intermediary metal the joint can be made.’
    • ‘He said the registration of tenancies with the statutory board threatened to compromise its intermediary role.’
    halfway, in-between, middle, mid, midway, median, intermediary, intervening, interposed, transitional
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Late 18th century from French intermédiaire, from Italian intermediario, from Latin intermedius (see intermediate).