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intercede

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈsiːd
 
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Definition of intercede in English:

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'.

More
  • cede from (early 16th century):

    Cede is from French céder or Latin cedere ‘to yield, give way, go’. Cedere is a rich source of English words including abscess (mid 16th century) ‘going away’ (of the infection when it bursts); access [Middle English] ‘go to’; ancestor (Middle English) someone who went ante ‘before’; antecedent (Late Middle English) from the same base as ancestor; cease (Middle English); concede (Late Middle English) to give way completely; decease (Middle English) ‘go away’; exceed (Late Middle English) to go beyond a boundary; intercede (late 16th century) go between; predecessor (Late Middle English) one who went away before; proceed (Late Middle English) to go forward; recede (Late Middle English) ‘go back’; and succeed (Late Middle English) ‘come close after’.

Derivatives

interceder

1
noun
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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