- 1 [persona/organización] 1.1 (intervenir) to mediatemediar
enalgo [en un conflicto] to mediate ( insth), to act as mediator ( insth) medió en las negociaciones entre los secuestradores y el gobierno she acted as intermediary o/or she mediated in the negotiations between the kidnappers and the government 1.2 (interceder) mediar poralgn to intercede forsb o/or on sb's behalf, intervene on sb's behalf mediar antealgn to intercede o/or intervene withsb
- 2 2.1 [tiempo/distancia] entre los dos hechos mediaron cinco meses the two incidents were separated by an interval of five months, five months elapsed between o/or separated the two incidents entre los dos pueblos median 50 kms the two villages are separated by a distance of 50 kms me parece bastante inteligente pero de ahí a decir que es un genio media un abismo he seems quite intelligent but that's a long way from saying he's a genius siempre medió entre nosotros un abismo we were always poles o/or worlds apart pasé la primera prueba pero de ahí a tener el puesto media un buen trecho I passed the first test but I'm still a long way from getting the job 2.2 (interponerse) sin mediar palabra, se levantó y se marchó without saying a word, she got up and left no debemos permitir que medien intereses personales we must not allow personal interests to enter into it
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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.