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Synonyms for meddleˈmɛd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meddle, tamper(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    meddle, fiddle, monkey, tamper

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meddle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    interfere, intermeddle, take part (officiously)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

interfere, fade, intrude, intervene


Translations for meddle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • einmischenGerman
  • ανακατεύομαιGreek
  • entrometerse, inmiscuirse, injerirseSpanish
  • sotkeutua, sotkeentua, sekoittaa, sekaantuaFinnish
  • se mêlerFrench
  • immischiarsiItalian
  • おせっかいをする, 干渉するJapanese
  • raweke, auwahaMāori
  • tussenkomen, zich, moeien, bemoeienDutch
  • вмешаться, смешать, вмешиваться, лезть, смешиватьRussian

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