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intercede (verb), intercedes; interceded; interceding
1. To plead with someone in authority on behalf of somebody else; especially, a person who is to be punished for something: James spoke up for his friend Sam and interceded in the dispute when Sam was being blamed for stealing the watch, which he didn't.
2. To speak in support of someone involved in a dispute: Brad interceded in the argument between his mother and sister saying that he was responsible for breaking the vase, not his sister Mary.
3. To attempt to settle or to reconcile a disagreement between other people; to mediate: The negotiator was called upon to intercede when the two boys in school had a bad dispute about mobbing in the classroom.
To plead for a friend that he or she be allowed to do something.
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