verb (used without object), interceded, interceding.
to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition: to intercede with the governor for a condemned man.
to attempt to reconcile differences between two people or groups; mediate.
Roman History. (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto.

1570–80; < Latin intercēdere. See inter-, cede

interceder, noun
preintercede, verb (used without object), preinterceded, preinterceding.

1, 2. intervene. Unabridged
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intercede (ˌɪntəˈsiːd)
1.  (often foll by in) to come between parties or act as mediator or advocate: to intercede in the strike
2.  Roman history (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto
[C16: from Latin intercēdere to intervene, from inter- + cēdere to move]

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Word Origin & History

1578, from L. intercedere "intervene, go between," from inter- "between" + cedere "go" (see cede).
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Example sentences
Peasants bring her gifts in hopes that she will intercede for them.
These martyrs are so solicitous to intercede for us, that they suffer not that
  they should be prayed to in vain.
But the river dries up after a drought and his devotees start looking to him to
  intercede with the gods.
In the months between her arrest and his own, these friends were the first
  people her husband contacted with pleas to intercede.
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