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intercede Line breaks: inter|cede
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈsiːd/

Definition of intercede in English:


[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?
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


Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈsiːdə/
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.


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

  • 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’.

Words that rhyme with intercede

accede, bead, Bede, bleed, breed, cede, concede, creed, deed, Eid, exceed, feed, Gide, God speed, greed, he'd, heed, impede, interbreed, Jamshid, knead, lead, mead, Mede, meed, misdeed, mislead, misread, need, plead, proceed, read, rede, reed, Reid, retrocede, screed, secede, seed, she'd, speed, stampede, steed, succeed, supersede, Swede, tweed, weak-kneed, we'd, weed
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