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Synonyms for intercept
ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt; ˈɪn tərˌsɛptin·ter·cept

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.4 / 5 votes

  1. intercept

    To interpose is to place or come between other things or persons, usually as a means of obstruction or prevention of some effect or result that would otherwise occur, or be expected to take place. Intercede and interpose are used in a good sense; intermeddle always in a bad sense, and interfere frequently so. To intercede is to come between persons who are at variance, and plead with the stronger in behalf of the weaker. One may interpose with authority; he intercedes by petition. To intermeddle is to thrust oneself into the concerns of others with a petty officiousness; meddling commonly arises from idle curiosity; "every fool will be meddling," Prov. xx, 3; to interfere is to intrude into others' affairs with more serious purpose, with or without acknowledged right or propriety. Intercept is applied to an object that may be seized or stopped while in transit; as, to intercept a letter or a messenger; interrupt is applied to an action which might or should be continuous, but is broken in upon (Latin rumpere, to break) by some disturbing power; as, the conversation was interrupted. One who arbitrates or mediates must do so by the request or at least with the consent of the contending parties; the other words of the group imply that he steps in of his own accord.

    Synonyms:
    arbitrate, intercede, interfere, intermeddle, interpose, interrupt, meddle, mediate

    Antonyms:
    avoid, hold aloof, hold off, keep aloof, keep away, keep clear, keep out, let alone, let be, retire, stand aside, stand away, stand back, stand off, withdraw

    Preposition:
    Interpose between the combatants; in the matter.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes

  1. intercept

    Synonyms:
    arrest, stop, catch, seize, neutralize

    Antonyms:
    send, despatch, forward, depute, commission, delegate, interchange, exchange, neglectful, unmindful

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. interceptverb

    the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

  2. intercept, stopverb

    seize on its way

    "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

    Synonyms:
    block, kibosh, quit, blockade, arrest, block off, contain, end, stop over, wiretap, hold back, lay off, tap, terminate, barricade, finish, check, break, bug, give up, bar, halt, cease, block up, discontinue, hold on, stop, break off, turn back

  3. wiretap, tap, intercept, bugverb

    tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

    "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, tease, exploit, wiretap, tip, rap, badger, tap, pink, knock, bug, beg, tapdance, stop, beleaguer, pester

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interceptverb

    Synonyms:
    stop on the way, seize on the passage

  2. interceptverb

    Synonyms:
    interrupt, obstruct, cut off

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How to use intercept in a sentence?

  1. Jimmie Cho:

    It could take up to three of four months, the reason why (it will take that long) is we are literally going underground about 8,500 feet. We've got to locate this well and intercept it and pour the cement necessary to kill the well.

  2. De Standaard:

    In its digital attack on Belgacom, the British secret service was able to intercept more communications than was previously realised.

  3. Ben Hodges:

    I am very impressed and concerned with the development of Russia's electronic warfare capability. You know, the last 20 years, we were focused correctly, on cellphones, and terrorist networks and in trying to intercept and crack into those.

  4. James Syring:

    I am very confident in the systems and procedures will employ to intercept a North Korean ICBM were they to shoot it toward our territory.

  5. Riki Ellison:

    This is great timing because it demonstrates our capability to track and intercept the kind of missiles that are being fired in and against Syria, it proves that sensors from another country's ship can be used to give the Navy early warning of potential threats, and those ships can be used to protect American ships.


Translations for intercept

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  • abfangenGerman
  • interrumpir, interceptarSpanish
  • رهگیریPersian
  • sieppaus, katkaista, torjua, pysäyttää, keskeyttää, riistää, torjunta, siepataFinnish
  • intercepterFrench
  • tengelymetszetHungarian
  • intercettazioneItalian
  • לעכבHebrew
  • 傍受, 奪う, 阻止, 迎撃Japanese
  • rorehape, komutu, kokoti, haukotiMāori
  • onderscheppenDutch
  • przechwycić, przecięciePolish
  • interceptarPortuguese
  • hark'ayQuechua
  • прослушивание, подслушивание, перехватывать, перехватить, перехват, пересечение, перехватывание, задерживать, задержатьRussian
  • prèsresti, prèsretatiSerbo-Croatian
  • இடைமறிப்புTamil

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