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.
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Elsewhere, May interceded personally with President Trump to get Boeing to relent on an anti-dumping action against Bombardier, which threatens the existence of one of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland.
The interceding student then took Jane Doe's information to the Notre Dame Title IX office.
Much less attention was paid by those same reporters when Mr. Trump personally interceded and got them the visas.
In the absence of answers, faith and hope intercede and the search for meaning becomes a more-manageable quest for summation.
Another Ocean’s buddy, Matt Damon, personally called up Sharon Waxman, then a New York Times reporter, to intercede against a story that would have been unflattering to Weinstein.
Just before the ball arrived in the tight end's hands, Tide safety Ronnie Harrison interceded, batting it away.
She was comforted by another passenger who had interceded.
With Rodriquez lying face down on the pavement, Kiernan then pins his arm behind his back until a woman intercedes.
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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
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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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