Definition of intercede in English:

intercede

Line breaks: inter|cede
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈsiːd
 
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verb

[no object]
Intervene on behalf of another: I prayed that she would intercede for us
More example sentences
  • It is only when Jupiter intercedes on her behalf that the marriage deteriorates.
  • And nobody, not even the Turks, has yet interceded on their behalf.
  • Had the Virgin Mary interceded on my behalf as a result of all that fervent prayer?
Synonyms
mediate, act as an intermediary, intermediate, negotiate, arbitrate, moderate, conciliate, act as honest broker, intervene, interpose, step in, become/get involved, act, take action, take measures, take a hand; plead, petition, entreat, supplicate

Origin

late 16th century: from French intercéder or Latin intercedere 'intervene', from inter- 'between' + cedere 'go'.

Derivatives

interceder

noun
More example sentences
  • Often a third party interceder is the best way of securing some form of romantic relations between two people who are apparently unable to manufacture such unions by themselves.
  • Two to four people are selected and meticulously prepared to act as effective interceders.

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