Intercede meaning

ĭntər-sēd
To plead on another's behalf.
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(intransitive) To plead on someone else's behalf.
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The definition of intercede is to get involved in something on behalf of another person, or to speak up or act on someone's behalf.

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.

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To plead or make a request in behalf of another or others.

To intercede with the authorities for the prisoner.

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To act as mediator in a dispute.
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To intervene for the purpose of producing agreement; mediate.
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(intransitive) To act as a mediator in a dispute; to arbitrate or mediate.
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(r.c.ch., eastern orthodox ch., etc.) To make a supplication to God in behalf of someone.
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To pass between; to intervene.
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Origin of intercede

  • Latin intercēdere to intervene inter- inter- cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • [circa 1570] From Middle French intercéder, from Latin intercēdō, from inter- (“between”) + cēdō (“I go”) (English cede), literally “to (act as) go-between”.

    From Wiktionary