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

  1. Roman History. (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto.

Origin of intercede

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

Other words for intercede

Other words from intercede

  • in·ter·ced·er, noun
  • pre·in·ter·cede, verb (used without object), pre·in·ter·ced·ed, pre·in·ter·ced·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use intercede in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intercede


/ (ˌɪntəˈsiːd) /

  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

Origin of intercede

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

Derived forms of intercede

  • interceder, noun

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