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

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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. The US statement:

    The visual inspection occurred to ensure the safety of coalition personnel at At Tanf garrison. Once the F-15 pilot identified the aircraft as a Mahan Air passenger plane, the F-15 safely opened distance from the aircraft, the professional intercept was conducted in accordance with international standards.

  2. The US Navy:

    Two Russian Su-35 aircraft unsafely intercepted a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft assigned to U.S. 6th Fleet over the Mediterranean Sea May 26, 2020, the intercept was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional due to the Russian pilots taking close station on each wing of the P-8A simultaneously, restricting the P-8A's ability to safely maneuver, and lasted a total of 64 minutes.

  3. Keir Starmer:

    We're not going to dance to Boris Johnson tune, it's obvious what Boris Johnson's up to. Boris Johnson wants to intercept this bill having lost control of parliament and stop us finishing the task in hand.

  4. 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.

  5. Philip Hammond:

    This isn't just about cooperating with the French authorities - it's about cooperating across Europe with intelligence agencies, with police authorities to ensure that we intercept these people, we identify them and we prevent them going about their murderous plans wherever they are planning and plotting and wherever they are seeking to attack.


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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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