intercede

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intercede act between parties with a view to reconciling differences "He interceded in the family dispute","He mediated a settlement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Intercede 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; as, I will intercede with him for you. "I to the lords will intercede , not doubting
      Their favorable ear."
    • v. t Intercede To be, to come, or to pass, between; to separate.
    • Intercede To pass between; to intervene. "He supposed that a vast period interceded between that origination and the age wherein he lived."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intercede To come between; pass or occur intermediately; intervene.
    • intercede 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.
    • intercede To pass between.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i., v.t Intercede in-tėr-sēd′ to act as peacemaker between two: to plead for one
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intercedere, intercessum,; inter, between + cedere, to pass: cf. F. intercéder,. See Cede
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. intercedĕre, -cessuminter, between, cedĕre, to go.

Usage

In literature:

It was expected that he would intercede for his son: on the contrary, he insisted on his death.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
But sweet, calm Aunt Ruth, stitching at some spotless kerchief, intercedes.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
They asked the Jesuits to intercede for them.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
They never interceded for any compassion to their people; nor did they take care to live more regularly, or to labour more carefully.
"Claverhouse" by Mowbray Morris
Pellew then interceded for one, on the ground of previous good character.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
What good was she to do by interceding between her son and Miss Nevill?
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
But since you have interceded on his behalf, we'll let him off with a simple scalping.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
Olcan interceded, but it was of no avail, unless he would assure heaven to Saran.
"The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick" by Various
In vain the neighbours interceded for this unhappy victim.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The Pope interceded in vain for him with the King of Spain.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
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In poetry:

Before him are thy ways,
But in his mercy free
He further yet his love displays,
And intercedes for thee.
"Awake!" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Their gifts, their griefs, their daily needs,
And lay these at Her statue's base,
Who never, deem they, intercedes
Vainly before the Throne of Grace.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
So the Church, in vigil still
On the dark world's lonely hill,
Slumber-laden hardly heeds
While the God-man intercedes,
Till upon her eyes He shine
With a glory all-divine.
"The Transfiguration" by Samuel John Stone
Between the dead and living take your stand,
Uplift to Heaven the interceding hand
The plague to stay, and peace or separation—
Save your fair land from worse than desolation.
"North America and Her War Parsons" by Janet Hamilton
Prayer will force the Deity, to hear
Its plaints — and Christ, its doleful cause to plead —
Prayer will make the Spirit interfere,
With sighs and groans for it to intercede.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
The voice that, in his bitter need,
Did for the father intercede,
Shall for the fallen son prevail:
In meeker faith he shall not fail!
But with remorseful memory rife
Shall wage a surer, sterner strife.
"Saint Mark, Evangelist And Martyr" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

His spiritual life concentrated on the Blessed Mother, interceding with St Joseph.
Lawmakers intercede in fight over low-cost spay-neuter clinics.
Maruti lockout prompts govt to intercede .
Intercede and Hirsch to Exhibit Converged Physical-Logical Access Solution.
House Urges FCC to Intercede In MASN Debate.
Although Ms Abul Naga 's comments this week only aggravated the tensions between the United States and Egypt, it was unclear who might intercede.
When we intercede in prayer, we plead our case before the eternal judge of the universe.
Enlarge Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer Charlotte Robinson intercedes during an argument between girls in the after school Princess Club in October.
The actor interceded on Ostreicher's behalf in late October, and a government probe subsequently yielded eight arrests, with more expected.
His attorneys had tried to block the execution by arguing that he was mentally ill, but federal courts declined to intercede.
For 350 years, a young Christian Mohawk woman has been interceding for and inspiring natives and non-natives around the world.
Lawmakers intercede in fight over low-cost spay- neuter clinics.
My kids interceded though with their annual request to visit the Tucker Farm Corn Maze.
She said we can call on them to intercede on our behalf when we are troubled.
A priest's way to intercede for his people.
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