When you get involved in an argument to stand up for a friend, this is an example of a situation where you intercede in the argument.
intransitive verb-·ced′ed, -·ced′ing
- to plead or make a request in behalf of another or others: to intercede with the authorities for the prisoner
- to intervene for the purpose of producing agreement; mediate
- to make a supplication to God in behalf of someone: said of a saint so petitioned in prayer
Origin of intercedeClassical Latin intercedere from inter-, between + cedere, to go: see cede
intransitive verbin·ter·ced·ed, in·ter·ced·ing, in·ter·cedes
- To plead on another's behalf.
- To act as mediator in a dispute.
Origin of intercedeLatin intercēdere to intervene inter- inter- cēdere to go ; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present intercedes, present participle interceding, simple past and past participle interceded)