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intercede (for someone) (with someone or something)

to intervene on behalf of someone with someone or a group; to plead someone's case with someone or a group. I will intercede for Charlotte with the council. Tom interceded with Fred for Sharon, who was too shy to speak for herself.
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Only after security interceded, the protesting group was able to be dispersed.
Illness apparently interceded, and the Australian tenor, Robert Gard, stepped in.
It is the intention of Saygin's complex study of Duke Humphrey as a patron of humanism to revise these long established positions and rehabilitate the duke to some degree, particularly in his relations with those Italian humanists who served in his household, brokered his acquisition of humanist manuscripts or interceded on his behalf or on behalf of his clients.
No physical evidence linked Burgin to the crime until he interceded directly for LDC.
Bonior, who interceded to block the deportation of Al-Arian's USF associates who were Jihad suspects, accepted over $3,000 in campaign donations from Sami AI-Arian and his wife, Nahla.
In the next part, "At Siena," which takes place in the summer of 1633, Archbishop Piccolomini, who admired Galileo and endorsed the Dialogue, interceded for him.
Conservative Party chairman Michael Ancram yesterday interceded to support a pro-euro Tory MP facing the threat of deselection over his views on Europe and the single currency.