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interfere

verb arrest, bar, be an obstacle, block, break in, burden, check, clog, counteract, countervail, cramp, cripple, cross, curb, deter, disallow, disturb, encumber, entrammel, fetter, foil, forbid, hamper, handicap, hinder, impede, infringe, inhibit, intercede, interject, intermeddle, intermit, interrupt, intervene, intrude, invade, meddle, obstruct, preclude, prevent, prohibit, retard, stop, thwart, work against
Associated concepts: interference with business relations, innerference with contract rights, interference with interstate commerce, unreasonable interference
Foreign phrases: Forstellarius est pauperum depressor et totius communitatis et patriae publicus inimicus.A foreetaller is an enemy of the poor, and a public enemy of the country. Nemo debet immiscere se rei ad se nihil pertiienti. No one should interfere with a thing that in no reepect concerns him.
See also: arrest, censor, clog, constrict, counter, counteract, countervail, debar, defer, delay, disqualify, disrupt, disturb, encroach, encumber, estop, fight, forestall, hamper, hinder, hold up, impede, impose, infringe, inhibit, intercede, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, mediate, militate, obtrude, obturate, overstep, parry, prevent, prohibit, stop, tamper, thwart
References in classic literature ?
The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.
His friends tried to interfere with her, and said that it was an extravagance, and that the money that the perfume cost should have been expended on charitable relief of people in want, or something of that kind.
Certainly such elements in the character of a marriageable girl tended to interfere with her lot, and hinder it from being decided according to custom, by good looks, vanity, and merely canine affection.
After some casual remark about the weather, she observed--'I am sorry, Miss Grey, you should think it necessary to interfere with Master Bloomfield's amusements; he was very much distressed about your destroying the birds.
I can't help believing it's going to happen in Anne's case, if Providence doesn't interfere, that's what.
Francis would certainly interfere if he were allowed to recover!
I have never tried to interfere in any of your malicious schemes, although I am ashamed to think I have watched them without protest.
Cecilia, as the mistress of the house, felt it her duty to interfere.
But the shaggy man was able to help you out both times, so I did not interfere.
I do not like to interfere on the present occasion, as hounds have been known to eat sheep as well as hares.
Then I decline to interfere," said the Governor, with asperity; "a man who abuses his office by making it serve a private end and purvey a personal advantage is unfit to be free.
I did my best to interfere, delicately and usefully, while it was still possible to interfere with advantage.