Simple Definition of intercede
: 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
Examples of intercede in a sentence
Their argument probably would have become violent if I hadn't interceded.
When the boss accused her of lying, several other employees interceded on her behalf.
Origin and Etymology of intercede
Latin intercedere, from inter- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 1597
Synonym Discussion of intercede
Rhymes with intercede
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INTERCEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of intercede for Students
1 : to try to help settle differences between unfriendly individuals or groups <I interceded to stop the argument.>
2 : to plead for the needs of someone else <Atkins fell upon his knees to beg the captain to intercede with the governor for his life … — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>
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