Synonyms for interpose
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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.
Interpose between the combatants; in the matter.
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be or come between
"An interposing thicket blocked their way"
"God interposed death"
interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, injectverb
to insert between other elements
"She interjected clever remarks"
move into, go in, cut in, place, interfere, instal, insert, go into, put in, set up, chime in, throw in, stick in, come in, inclose, fall by the wayside, lay in, butt in, stash away, intervene, break in, throw in the towel, give up, get into, shoot, get in, chisel in, inject, barge in, chuck up the sponge, salt away, enter, install, come, step in, submit, hive away, come out, stack away, quit, enclose, store, interject, introduce, drop out, drop by the wayside
intervene, step in, interfere, interposeverb
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?"
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How to use interpose in a sentence?
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
[In the case of] dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right, and are duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil.
That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
Translations for interpose
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- lanzarse a la pelea, meterse en, interponer, interrumpir, mediar, interponerse, intercalarSpanish
- tulla, laittaa, keskeyttää, väliinFinnish
- interrompre, semer la merde, se mêler à, s'interposer, intercaler, se jeter dans la mêlée, casser le fil, couper, interposerFrench
- միջադրել, ներդնել, մտցնել, միջամտելArmenian
- wstawić, wtrącićPolish
- вклиниваться, прерывать, помещать, вставлять, вмешиваться, перебиватьRussian
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