Root Word of the Day: INTERCEDE

intercede (verb) – to act as a mediator; to plead on another’s behalf
BREAKDOWN: INTER- (between) + CED- (go)
intercession is mediation in a dispute; argument in favor of another


This word is built on the root CED-, which means to go, to yield, or to withdraw.
Common CED- words include concede, exceed, procedure, recede, and succeed.
More esoteric CED- words include decedent and procedural.

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