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[in-ter-seed] /ˌɪn tərˈsid/
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.
Origin of intercede
1570-80; < Latin intercēdere. See inter-, cede
Related forms
interceder, noun
preintercede, verb (used without object), preinterceded, preinterceding.
1, 2. intervene. Unabridged
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  • Shakespeare, with ever a keen eye for great men, makes the earl the interceder for Prince Arthur.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • He was therefore one of the many developed forms of Tammuz--a solar, corn, and military deity, and an interceder for mankind.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for interceder


verb (intransitive)
(often foll by in) to come between parties or act as mediator or advocate: to intercede in the strike
(Roman history) (of a tribune or other magistrate) to interpose a veto
Derived Forms
interceder, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin intercēdere to intervene, from inter- + cēdere to move
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Word Origin and History for interceder



1570s, a back-formation from intercession, or else from Latin intercedere "intervene, come between, be between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + cedere "go" (see cede). Related: Interceded; interceding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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