interfere interfere  /ˌɪn tər ˈfɪr/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
  2. (v) get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. They should not interfere in our affairs.
  2. International pressure is building on Karzai to interfere in the judicial process and free Rahman.
  3. Some researchers think artificial sweeteners may actually interfere with our efforts to diet.

News

  1. Mothers Who Smoke While Pregnant Put Kids at Risk of Substance Abuse

    Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb may interfere with the brain‘s reward system, and make children more vulnerable to addictions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 13% of women say they smoked during the last three months of their pregnancy, despite studies that have correlated lighting up with an increased risk of birth defects and heart trouble for their children. Now, a new ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Wellness

  2. Health groups oppose Wisconsin bill barring gun inquiries

    Health organizations say a Wisconsin bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they own guns would interfere with the doctor-patient relationship.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  3. Bill would prohibit docs from asking patients about guns

    Health organizations said a Wisconsin bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they own guns would interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. The bill was proposed last week by Republican Rep. Michael Schraa, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Schraa said the decision to own a firearm is a personal one, and that patients shouldn't be subject to harassment ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

Quotes

  1. Gordon Brown argued that, because Scottish judicial issues are devolved, his Government "could not interfere and had no control over the final outcome".
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. On Ahmadinejad's demand Thursday for an apology, Obama said, "I don't take Mr. Ahmadinejad's statements seriously about apologies, particularly given the fact that the United States has gone out of its way not to interfere with the election process...
    on Jun 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "But our pressing on those issues can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate-change crisis and the security crisis," Mrs. Clinton said. "We have to have a dialogue that leads to an understanding and cooperation on...
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Wall Street Journal

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