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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To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW As the week wore on, more passers-by noticed the dog and tried to intercede, most dropping off dog food and water, and one leaving a doghouse.
As the week wore on, more passersby noticed the dog and tried to intercede, most dropping off dog food and water, and one leaving a doghouse.
In charging four of Wells’ friends in Ford’s killing, police cited recorded jail conversations in which Wells identified Ford as a witness in his case to several of his friends on the outside and asked them to intercede on his behalf.
The couple interceded with the government to offer asylum to Leon Trotsky in 1937.
On Friday, many of the bishop’s followers traveled to Villavicencio to show support for his beatification, a Catholic recognition which signals that a dead person may intercede for those who send prayers under his or her name.
Christian, 35, was arrested May 26 in the stabbing of three men who interceded as Christian directed racial and anti-Muslim slurs at two teenage girls aboard the train, police and witnesses said.
Just before the ball arrived in the tight end's hands, Tide safety Ronnie Harrison interceded, batting it away.
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.
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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
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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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