In`ter*cede" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Interceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Interceding.] [L. intercedere, intercessum; inter between + cedere to pass: cf. F. interc'eder. See Cede.]

1.

To pass between; to intervene.

[Obs.]

He supposed that a vast period interceded between that origination and the age wherein he lived. Sir M. Hale.

2.

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; as, I will intercede with him for you.

I to the lords will intercede, not doubting Their favorable ear. Milton.

Syn. -- To mediate; arbitrate. See Interpose.

 

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In`ter*cede", v. t.

To be, to come, or to pass, between; to separate.

[Obs.]

Sir I. Newton.

 

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