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intercede

[ in-ter-seed ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsid /
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verb (used without object), in·ter·ced·ed, in·ter·ced·ing.

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.
to attempt to reconcile differences between two people or groups; mediate.
Roman History. (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto.

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Origin of intercede

From the Latin word intercēdere, dating back to 1570–80. See inter-, cede

OTHER WORDS FROM intercede

in·ter·ced·er, nounpre·in·ter·cede, verb (used without object), pre·in·ter·ced·ed, pre·in·ter·ced·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for intercede

intercede
/ (ˌɪntəˈsiːd) /

verb (intr)

(often foll by in) to come between parties or act as mediator or advocateto intercede in the strike
Roman history (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto

Derived forms of intercede

interceder, noun

Word Origin for intercede

C16: from Latin intercēdere to intervene, from inter- + cēdere to move
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