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interfere

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of interfere

  1. to interest oneself in what is not one's concern a strong resentment of outsiders who attempted to interfere with their traditional ways of doing things Synonyms of interfere butt in, interlope, intermeddle, intrude, meddle, mess, muck (about or around), nose, obtrude, poke, pry, snoop Words Related to interfere intercede, interpose, intervene; barge (in), chisel (in), encroach, infringe, invade, trespass; fiddle, fool, monkey, play, tamper Near Antonyms of interfere avoid, eschew, shun; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook

Synonym Discussion of interfere

interpose, interfere, intervene, mediate, intercede mean to come or go between. interpose often implies no more than this.
    • interposed herself between him and the door
interfere implies hindering.
    • noise interfered with my concentration
intervene may imply an occurring in space or time between two things or a stepping in to stop a conflict.
    • quarreled until the manager intervened
mediate implies intervening between hostile factions.
    • mediated between the parties
intercede implies acting for an offender in begging mercy or forgiveness.
    • interceded on our behalf


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