Intercede Definition

interceded, intercedes, interceding
interceded, intercedes, interceding
To plead or make a request in behalf of another or others.
To intercede with the authorities for the prisoner.
Webster's New World
To intervene for the purpose of producing agreement; mediate.
Webster's New World
To act as mediator in a dispute.
American Heritage
To make a supplication to God in behalf of someone.
Webster's New World
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.

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


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