Definition of intercede in English:

intercede

Syllabification: in·ter·cede
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈsēd
 
/

verb

[no object]
  • Intervene on behalf of another: I begged him to intercede for Theresa, but he never did a thing
    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, intermediate, arbitrate, conciliate, negotiate, moderate; intervene, interpose, step in, act; plead, petition, advocate

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.

Origin

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

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