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Intervene on behalf of another.‘I begged him to intercede for Theresa, but he never did a thing’
mediate, act as an intermediary, intermediate, negotiate, arbitrate, moderate, conciliate, act as honest broker, intervene, interpose, step in, become involved, get involved, act, take action, take measures, take a handplead, petition, entreat, supplicateView synonyms
- ‘Deep prayer was required because the warriors were interceding on behalf of their friend against a foe that could take his life.’
- ‘Even so, many believe in the ability of ancestral spirits to influence events and intercede on behalf of kin.’
- ‘The living can appeal to them in their prayers, asking them to intercede on their behalf.’
- ‘They have to get a bankruptcy judge to intercede on their behalf.’
- ‘A group of motorcycle taxi drivers nearby stepped up to intercede.’
- ‘Are we going to need some sort of cyber-shaman to intercede on our behalf?’
- ‘Now, if you give me all your money, I'll intercede with God on your behalf and increase your chance of going to heaven.’
- ‘I didn't intercede on the poor girl's behalf because it didn't seem to be that hard a question, and I thought she'd come through.’
- ‘Claudio asks his sister, Isabella, to intercede on his behalf, but Angelo demands a higher price than she is prepared to pay.’
- ‘It is only when Jupiter intercedes on her behalf that the marriage deteriorates.’
- ‘And nobody, not even the Turks, has yet interceded on their behalf.’
- ‘He asks us to intercede on his behalf and shows us his press card to prove his bona fides.’
- ‘Had the Virgin Mary interceded on my behalf as a result of all that fervent prayer?’
- ‘For that reason, the court could direct the government to intercede on behalf of the men earlier.’
- ‘Even worse, Antonio can't count on the Duke to intercede on his behalf.’
- ‘In the past year the agency interceded on behalf of immigrants from Somalia to Lebanon, from Iraq to Haiti, Brazil, and beyond.’
- ‘I'm not about to intercede on the little monster's behalf.’
- ‘What if your brothers interceded on your behalf?’
- ‘At this point the seconds, attempting to intercede, begged the pair to stop.’
- ‘We interceded on behalf of the living and the dead, and we confessed the sins of the whole world.’
Late 16th century: from French intercéder or Latin intercedere intervene from inter- between + cedere go.
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