Definition of intercede in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·cede
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈsēd


[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?
mediate, intermediate, arbitrate, conciliate, negotiate, moderate;
intervene, interpose, step in, act;
plead, petition, advocate


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



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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