Synonyms of interfere in English:


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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’


butt into, barge into, pry into, nose into, be nosy about, intrude into, intervene in, get involved in, intercede in, encroach on, impinge on, impose oneself on

meddle in, tamper with

tread on someone's toes, step on someone's toes

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

3‘he was accused of interfering with local children’


sexually abuse, abuse, sexually assault, indecently assault, assault, molest, grope

British euphemistic harm, damage

British informal, euphemistic feel up, touch up, paw, maul