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
Some have become more like counselors or pastors or caregivers interceding for children.
Since winning the election, Mr. Trump interceded in Carrier Corp.
The pretext for interceding, unlike for Clinton and Peres, simply isn’t there.
Then the hand of fate interceded, in the form of Wendi Deng.
In December, The Guardian reported that the U.S. government, through an intermediary, had asked Maqdisi to intercede with the Islamic State on Kassig’s behalf.
Both groups are trying to intercede in the antitrust case and bring the settlement process to a halt.
Police officials investigate incidents in secret, producing reports that become public only when a judge 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
Latin intercedere, from inter- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 1597
Synonym Discussion of intercede
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
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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