American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To plead on another's behalf.
- v. To act as mediator in a dispute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To come between; pass or occur intermediately; intervene.
- To make intercession; act between parties with a view to reconcile those who differ or contend; plead in favor of another; interpose; mediate: followed by with, formerly sometimes by to.
- To pass between.
- v. intransitive To plea on someone else's behalf.
- v. intransitive To act as a mediator in a dispute; to arbitrate or mediate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To pass between; to intervene.
- v. 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 or on behalf of.
- v. obsolete To be, to come, or to pass, between; to separate.
- v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
- 1570s, from Latin intercēdō, from inter- ("between") + cēdō ("I go") (English cede), literally “to (act as) go-between”. (Wiktionary)
- Latin intercēdere, to intervene : inter-, inter- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We 'intercede' with God for the harm they have done us - not with the focus being on the harm we have suffered but on the condemnation from God they have earned by doing us harm.”
“Paulson doesn't address this subject - and he doesn't go too deeply into what it means to say, as Catholics do, that the saints "intercede" for "those who seek their help.”
“intercede' two brothers walking down the sidewalk.”
“We thought Khomeini would probably intercede and free the hostages, or at least talk to us about finding some way to negotiate a settlement.”
“Wallace was campaigning on peace with the Soviets, and that night he defended the Communists by saying Czechoslovakia was having a rightist coup and the Soviets had no choice but to intercede.”
“In big swaths of the country people felt that the federal government had no constitutional right to intercede in their jurisdiction.”
“They are being taken over by the militant, by the extremists, and by the nationalists because they have no leaders, no reasonable people to intercede and restore sanity.”
“Had they tried to intercede, it was more than likely they'd have been put up against a wall and shot.”
“Anyway, the local white ladies auxilliary got together and could see that this interloper was causing stirrings in the black community and possibly encouraging insurrectionist temperments so they, in a truly Southern fashion, held an afternoon tea (tea in South Alabama was actually LeJon Dry Sherry served in tea cups with finger sandwiches) and invite this woman over to intercede with her on behalf of the community.”
“Had Bush wanted to intercede, it would have been easy for him to have done so.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘intercede’.
Words whose last and third-to-last letters are both "e".
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Words that I both like and feel could have use in writing.
Imagine my surprise when I learned otherwise. :-)
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