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intercede

in·ter·cede

intercede

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr sid
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: interceded, intercedes, interceding
definition 1: to act as a mediator in a dispute or disagreement.
He was hesitant to intercede in a quarrel between two such hostile opponents.The argument would have continued much longer if their mother had not interceded.
similar words:
mediate
definition 2: to intervene or speak on behalf of another.
The governor interceded with the prison warden on behalf of the woman's son.
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derivation: interceder (n.)
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