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intercede

[in-ter-seed] /ˌɪn tərˈsid/
verb (used without object), interceded, interceding.
1.
to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition:
to intercede with the governor for a condemned man.
2.
to attempt to reconcile differences between two people or groups; mediate.
3.
Roman History. (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto.
Origin of intercede
1570-1580
From the Latin word intercēdere, dating back to 1570-80. See inter-, cede
Related forms
interceder, noun
preintercede, verb (used without object), preinterceded, preinterceding.
Synonyms
1, 2. intervene.
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  • Each time you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in his glory.

  • We cannot intercede for him—he does not deserve to be forgiven.

  • For my part I hoped to find you alone and beg you to intercede for us.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • I am surprised that you should intercede for such a confounded fool.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Perhaps if I can manage to send a message to Herr Mendelssohn, he will intercede for me.

  • He begged me to intercede, to save him those papers of the greatest importance.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
British Dictionary definitions for intercede

intercede

/ˌɪntəˈsiːd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(often foll by in) to come between parties or act as mediator or advocate: to intercede in the strike
2.
(Roman history) (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto
Derived Forms
interceder, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin intercēdere to intervene, from inter- + cēdere to move
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Word Origin and History for intercede
v.

1570s, a back-formation from intercession, or else from Latin intercedere "intervene, come between, be between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + cedere "go" (see cede). Related: Interceded; interceding.

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