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Synonyms for meddle
ˈmɛd lmed·dle

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. meddle

    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, interfere, intermeddle, interpose, interrupt, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meddle, tamperverb

    intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

    "Don't meddle in my affairs!"

    Synonyms:
    fiddle, monkey, tamper

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Editors Contribution

  1. obstrude

    become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meddleverb

    Synonyms:
    interfere, intermeddle, take part (officiously)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meddleverb

    Synonyms:
    interfere, interpose, intermeddle, obtrude

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "meddle":

    interfere, fade, intrude, intervene

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How to use meddle in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Don't meddle in the election, please.

  2. Foreign Affairs Prince Saud al-Faisal:

    The Houthi militia and agents of the former president -- supported by Iran -- insist to meddle in Yemen, reshuffle the cards, rob the Yemeni will, make a coup against the constitutional legitimacy and reject all peaceful solutions, we are not warmongers.

  3. Author Unknown:

    The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election, as to whether I believe it, I'm with our agencies.

  5. President Trump:

    I believe that President Putin really feels, and President Putin feels strongly, that President Putin did not meddle in our election, what President Putin believes is what President Putin believes.


Translations for meddle

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  • einmischenGerman
  • ανακατεύομαιGreek
  • entrometerse, inmiscuirse, injerirseSpanish
  • sekaantua, sotkeutua, sekoittaa, sotkeentuaFinnish
  • se mêlerFrench
  • immischiarsiItalian
  • おせっかいをする, 干渉するJapanese
  • auwaha, rawekeMāori
  • moeien, zich, bemoeien, tussenkomenDutch
  • смешать, вмешиваться, лезть, вмешаться, смешиватьRussian

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