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interpose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of interpose

  1. 1 to act as a go-between for opposing sides an elder statesman who has interposed a number of times in international conflicts Synonyms of interpose intercede, intermediate, intervene, mediateWords Related to interpose butt in, interfere, intrude, meddle, obtrude, pry, snoop; arbitrate, moderate, negotiate, referee; barge (in), bother; break (in), chime in, cut in; infringe, invade, trespassNear Antonyms of interpose stand by; avoid, eschew, shun; disregard, ignore, overlook

  2. 2 to cause a disruption in a conversation or discussion I hate to interpose, but could you tell me what you meant by that last remark? Synonyms of interpose break in, chime in, chip in [chiefly British], cut in, interrupt, intrudeWords Related to interpose barge (in), bother, horn in; add, contribute, put in

  3. 3 to put among or between others a solid line of police in riot gear interposed itself between the trade ministers and the crowd of protesters Synonyms of interpose edge in, fit (in or into), inject, insinuate, intercalate, interject, interpolate, insert, intersperse, introduce, sandwich (in or between), work inWords Related to interpose cut in, inlay, inset, install; interfile, interline, lard, weave; cram, shove, thrust, wedge; add, append, attachNear Antonyms of interpose eject, eliminate, exclude, expel, extract, withdraw; deduct, detach, subtract; reject

Synonym Discussion of interpose

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

synonyms see in addition introduce



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