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Synonyms of interfere in English:


  • 1 we can't let personal feelings interfere with our duty
    impede, obstruct, get in the way of, stand in the way of, hinder, be a hindrance to, inhibit, restrict, restrain, constrain, hamper, handicap, cramp, check, block, frustrate, thwart, baulk, hold back, hold up;
    disturb, disrupt, influence, affect, confuse
    British informal throw a spanner in the works of
    North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
    rare trammel, cumber
  • 2 she tried not to interfere in her children's lives
    informal poke one's nose into, mess with, horn in on, muscle in on, stick one's oar in, gatecrash
    North American informal kibitz on
    archaic entrench on
  • 3British euphemistic he was accused of interfering with local children
    sexually abuse, abuse, sexually assault, indecently assault, assault, molest, grope;
    harm, damage
    informal feel up, touch up, paw, maul
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