please stop meddling in your sister's marriage, even though you mean well
Recent Examples on the WebNow that Musk is taking Twitter private, the board won’t be able to meddle with his vision.
Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 25 Apr. 2022 Topline Russian President Vladimir Putin might use the United States’ support for Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion to meddle in another U.S. election, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded, the Associated Press reported Saturday.
Lisa Kim, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 There’s a perception that Auburn boosters meddle with the program.
al, 8 Apr. 2022 Anticipating international condemnation and countermeasures, Mr. Putin issued a stark warning to other countries not to meddle.
The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Feb. 2022 Sinatra used his influence to meddle with the film's casting.
Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2022 Anticipating international condemnation and countermeasures, Putin issued a stark warning to other countries not to meddle.
Anchorage Daily News, 24 Feb. 2022 The Maddocks' efforts to meddle in the election didn't end in Michigan.
Dave Boucher, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2022 As for the constitutional referendum, Douyon said this is no time to meddle with it.
Caitlin Hu, CNN, 23 Mar. 2021 See More
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: to be overly involved in someone else's business
Choose the Right Synonym for meddle
meddle, interfere, and tamper mean to get involved with something that is someone else's business. meddle is used for intruding in an inconsiderate and annoying fashion.
Don't meddle in her personal life. interfere is used for getting in the way of or disturbing someone or something whether intentionally or not.
I tried to give advice without interfering.tamper is used for intruding or experimenting in a way that is wrong or uncalled-for and likely to be harmful.
Someone had tampered with the lock.