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Synonyms for interfere
ˌɪn tərˈfɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interfere(verb)

    come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle

    "Your talking interferes with my work!"

    Synonyms:
    step in, intervene, interpose

  2. intervene, step in, interfere, interpose(verb)

    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

    "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

    Synonyms:
    deputize, interject, inject, intervene, step in, deputise, throw in, come in, interpose, put in, substitute

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interfere

    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, intercept, 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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. interfere(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    intermeddle, meddle, interpose, PUT IN ONE'S OAR, THRUST ONE'S NOSE IN

  2. interfere(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    clash, conflict, be opposed, come into collision

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. interfere(v)

    Synonyms:
    clash, conflict, intermeddle, interpose, intervene

How to pronounce interfere?

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How to say interfere in sign language?

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How to use interfere in a sentence?

  1. M.K. Ataturk:

    My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Faith moves God like praise/worship does. As a matter of fact, if/when your faith says yes undoubtedly. Then, God can't/won't say NO to you/your need/request. I mean, undoubtful faith stimulates God to speedily interfere/intervene in your/one's case/matter/situation.

  3. Mahathir Mohamad:

    Our principle, in ASEAN in particular, generally is that we don't interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, we do not want to let them to use Malaysia as a base for struggle in other countries. We wanted to deport her ... now we are trying to find any country that can take her.

  4. I Ching:

    When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed.

  5. Sarah Sanders:

    They do not want to do anything to interfere with the hearing.


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