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
Ryan has personally interceded to tamp down an effort to accelerate his departure and hold earlier elections, meeting Thursday with Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga.
The board investigates charges and encourages parties to settle, but can also intercede to hold elections and appeal to the federal courts to force companies to comply with labor law.
In all but a few of those incidents, the shootings ended before law enforcement of any kind interceded - often because the gunfire lasted only a few seconds.
Over the interceding eight years, the film went through four directors, landing eventually on Connolly in 2016.
The violent conflict prompted NATO forces, including U.S. troops, to intercede to protect the Albanian-speaking population.
His wife hasn’t really accepted what has happened and still holds out hope that their appeal will be heard soon or that some politician will intercede.
If legal challenges don’t intercede, hunting will begin Sept. 1 in the mountains and basins populated by relatively few grizzlies farthest from Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
The project was closely watched, including by members of the Legislature, which tried interceding as the case was under review.
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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.
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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