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Meaning of INTERCEDE

Pronunciation:  `intur'seed

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a settlement"

INTERCEDE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: arbitrate, intermediate, liaise, mediate
 See Also: negociate, negotiate, talk terms



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In`ter*cede"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Interceded}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Interceding}.] [L. intercedere, intercessum;
    inter between + cedere to pass: cf. F. interc['e]der. See
    1. To pass between; to intervene. [Obs.]
             He supposed that a vast period interceded between
             that origination and the age wherein he lived. --Sir
                                                   M. Hale.
    2. To act between parties with a view to reconcile
       differences; to make intercession; to beg or plead in
       behalf of another; to mediate; -- usually followed by with
       and for; as, I will intercede with him for you.
             I to the lords will intercede, not doubting Their
             favorable ear.                        --Milton.
    Syn: To mediate; arbitrate. See {Interpose}.
  2. \In`ter*cede"\, v. t.
    To be, to come, or to pass, between; to separate. [Obs.]
    --Sir I. Newton.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: act between, arbitrate, bargain, go between, interfere, intermediate, interpose, intervene, judge, make terms, mediate, meet halfway, moderate, negotiate, referee, represent, step in, treat with, umpire