verb \ˌin-tər-ˈsēd\

: to try to help settle an argument or disagreement between two or more people or groups : to speak to someone in order to defend or help another person


Full Definition of INTERCEDE

intransitive verb
:  to intervene between parties with a view to reconciling differences :  mediate
in·ter·ced·er noun

Examples of INTERCEDE

  1. Their argument probably would have become violent if I hadn't interceded.
  2. When the boss accused her of lying, several other employees interceded on her behalf.


Latin intercedere, from inter- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 1597


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