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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: intercedere, from cedere 'to go'

intercede

verb
     
in‧ter‧cede [intransitive] formal
to speak in support of someone, especially in order to try to prevent them from being punished [↪ intercession]
intercede with
My good friend, Senator Bowie, interceded with the authorities on my behalf.

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