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.
Recent Examples of intercede from the Web
The player has even approached the club's captain and vice captain, asking them to intercede with Jurgen Klopp on his behalf.
Our phones even intercede between ourselves and the world.
Three men tried to intercede when Mr. Christian, according to police, produced a knife and stabbed two of them to death.
With Rodriquez lying face down on the pavement, Kiernan then pins his arm behind his back until a woman intercedes.
This is a far cry from past medical cases in which doctors have interceded in order to provide a child with treatment over a parent’s wishes — with the justification of saving the child’s life.
When Claudio's sister, nun-in-training Isabella (Kalean Ung), intercedes on his behalf, Angelo offers to spare Claudio's life for a price: her chastity.
The airlines and their unions have been hoping that the Trump administration would pursue the matter, given its interest in trade issues, after the Obama administration declined to intercede.
The queen could not understand why a man would be jailed for reading Anton Chekhov—and interceded for the release of such prisoners.
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Did You Know?
The Latin cedere means "to go", so "go between" is the most literal meaning of intercede. (The same -cede root can also be seen in such words as precede and secede.) If you've been blamed unfairly for something, a friend may intercede on your behalf with your coach or teacher. More often, it will be the coach or teacher who has to intercede in a student dispute. The intercession of foreign governments has sometimes prevented conflicts from becoming worse than they otherwise would have.
Origin and Etymology of intercede
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
Synonymsintervene, intermediate, interpose, mediate
Related Wordsbutt in, interfere, intrude, meddle, obtrude, pry, snoop; arbitrate, moderate, negotiate, referee; barge (in), bother; break (in), chime in, cut in; infringe, invade, trespass
Near Antonymsstand by; avoid, eschew, shun; disregard, ignore, overlook
Synonym Discussion of intercede
- interposed herself between him and the door
- noise interfered with my concentration
- quarreled until the manager intervened
- mediated between the parties
- interceded on our behalf
INTERCEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intercede for English Language Learners
: 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
INTERCEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of intercede for Students
- I interceded to stop the argument.
- 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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