[ in-ter-seed ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsid /

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.

Origin of intercede

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

Related forms

in·ter·ced·er, nounpre·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. 2019

Examples from the Web for interceder

  • Shakespeare, with ever a keen eye for great men, makes the earl the interceder for Prince Arthur.

    Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
  • He was therefore one of the many developed forms of Tammuz--a solar, corn, and military deity, and an interceder for mankind.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for interceder


/ (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

interceder, noun

Word Origin for intercede

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