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English definition of “intercede”

intercede

verb [I] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈsiːd/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/ formal
to use your influence to persuade someone in authority to forgive another person, or save this person from punishment: Several religious leaders have interceded with the authorities on behalf of the condemned prisoner.Diplomacy and mediationUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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