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Synonyms for intercept
ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt; ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intercept(verb)

    the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

  2. intercept, stop(verb)

    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, bug(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. intercept

    Synonyms:
    arrest, stop, catch, seize, neutralize

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intercept(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stop on the way, seize on the passage

  2. intercept(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    interrupt, obstruct, cut off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intercept":

    interception, interdict, intercepting, interceptor, interdiction, intersection, objection

How to pronounce intercept?

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How to use intercept in a sentence?

  1. Dan Naim:

    I guess you can watch the video and see for yourself how those intercepts are, if you want to intercept people over international waters, we just want to encourage them to do that in a safe way.

  2. Shabtai Shoval:

    For example, if set up at the entrance to a terminal to mark out potential terrorists, it would be of limited use if there are not security personnel available on the spot to intercept them.

  3. Matt Schrier:

    And this is because the agent told me she thought I joined Al Qaeda because they paid off my Discover card. That’s what it takes to fool the FBI, so, because they thought I joined, and I was basically judged guilty until proven innocent, they started monitoring everything and they saw they were buying laptops, ten at once, tablets on eBay. And, you gotta think, this is a dream come true. We intercept the laptops, we get the IP addresses, maybe put some GPS’s, some microphones in and we deliver them right into the hands of Al Qaeda. And they spy. And me, well I’m not coming home anyway so no harm, no foul. As long as you’re not me.

  4. Air Force Lt. Col. Hodge:

    While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the US aircrew characterized the intercept as unprofessional. The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels.

  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
  • interceptar, interrumpirSpanish
  • رهگیریPersian
  • sieppaus, pysäyttää, keskeyttää, torjunta, riistää, siepata, torjua, katkaistaFinnish
  • intercepterFrench
  • tengelymetszetHungarian
  • intercettazioneItalian
  • 傍受, 迎撃, 阻止, 奪うJapanese
  • haukoti, kokoti, rorehape, komutuMāori
  • onderscheppenDutch
  • przecięcie, przechwycićPolish
  • hark'ayQuechua
  • подслушивание, перехватывать, перехватить, перехват, перехватывание, задерживать, прослушивание, задержать, пересечениеRussian
  • prèsresti, prèsretatiSerbo-Croatian
  • இடைமறிப்புTamil

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