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
Lawyers representing the Trump Organization in a bitter dispute over management control of a luxury hotel in Panama City appealed directly to President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama to intercede.
Despite the mounting string of incidents, no law enforcement, school district or social services agency ever interceded to the point of stopping the abuse.
Later, when Gustavo made his way back, a friend interceded on Rosa's behalf and the two met.
Eventually, the State Board of Election interceded, and the student ran for office and won.
Eventually, the State Board of Elections interceded, and the student ran for office and won.
For McClanahan, who's now retired, a resource officer's most essential role is to intercede well before an act of gun violence occurs.
An alien in Lagos For more than a decade, Bourdain has been America’s patron saint of obscure cuisines, interceding on behalf of the culturally ignorant.
The bigger issue, however, is why the Justice Department felt the need to intercede.
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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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