Definition of intercede verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

intercede

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsiːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intercede
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsiːd//
 
he / she / it intercedes
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsiːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsiːdz//
 
past simple interceded
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsiːdɪd//
 
past participle interceded
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsiːdɪd//
 
-ing form interceding
BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsiːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsiːdɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] intercede (with somebody) (for/on behalf of somebody) (formal) to speak to somebody in order to persuade them to have pity on somebody else or to help settle an argument synonym intervene They interceded with the authorities on behalf of the detainees. Their father made no attempt to intercede. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French intercéder or Latin intercedere ‘intervene’, from inter- ‘between’ + cedere ‘go’.
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