Adjective "interfere" definition and examples

(Interfere may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪntəˈfɪə/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Intervene in a situation without invitation or necessity.
  1. 'she tried not to interfere in her children's lives'
  2. 'But if it tries not to interfere in the affairs of another country it is seen as sacrificing a life.'
  3. 'Ida Willis is a no-nonsense, interfering housekeeper whose temperament is ill-suited to her clients.'
  4. 'Some say that it is not right for us to interfere in Austrian politics.'
  5. 'He is said to have added, ‘We have to preserve this country by respecting the professionals and not interfere in their work.’'
  6. 'He assured them he would not interfere in their affairs.'
  7. '‘We will always be open and helpful,’ he said, expressing hope that the Attorney General's Office would not interfere in the matter.'
  8. 'We will not allow anyone to interfere in our internal affairs.'
  9. 'He added: ‘It strikes me that it also goes against the constantly stated commitment to not interfere in the admissions processes of universities.’'
  10. 'We've interfered in their lives, their economies and everything, and now because it suits, we say that we cannot interfere in their internal affairs.'
  11. 'But she'd promised herself she'd never interfere in a situation like that - and she didn't.'
Prevent (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly.
  1. 'This will prevent other processes from interfering with our server while it is actually in the process of delivering a page.'
  2. 'Many universities report that they instituted the zones to protect free speech rights and prevent demonstrations from interfering with other campus activities.'
  3. 'This means the members' hockey activities do not interfere with their jobs or education.'
  4. 'The poll found one in five adults suffers from fatigue that interferes with routine activities several times a week.'
  5. 'Bankrupting a city and interfering with its commercial activities can have big impacts, you know.'
  6. 'the rotors are widely separated and do not interfere with one another'
  7. 'It will also interfere with electronic ignition systems and stop vehicles.'
  8. 'Differential pairs have to be used, and that means having to add shielding around the pins and often using extra pins to provide round planes to stop the signals interfering with each other through crosstalk at these speeds.'
Handle or adjust (something) without permission, especially so as to cause damage.
  1. 'The teenager must not interfere with, damage or take without consent any vehicle or any other property.'
  2. 'She was arrested and charged with criminal damage, assault, interfering with motor vehicles, aggravated trespass and harassment, and causing alarm and distress.'
  3. 'It is stated that any person who tampers or interferes with any aircraft or its equipment commits an offence and will be liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000.'
  4. 'Wohler's criminal record included offences of going equipped for theft, criminal damage, aggravated vehicle taking, interfering with a vehicle and disqualified driving.'
  5. 'He once threatened me with a knife after I stopped him interfering with a vehicle left in by a customer.'
  6. 'Dr Brewer, who is now retired, is also accused of seeking to interfere with potential witnesses to the Professional Conduct Committee.'
  7. 'Gardai, however, can still prosecute people for obstructing justice or interfering with a witness.'
  8. 'The attorney general can take proceedings for contempt of court against anyone who attempts to interfere with a witness.'
  9. 'The evidence also indicated the deceased, a single woman, was sexually interfered with by her attacker.'
  10. 'Both women were naked and Diane had been sexually interfered with.'
  11. 'The next day, Ms. Bess told the deceased that he had interfered with her while she was sleeping, which wasn't true.'
(of light or other electromagnetic waveforms) interact to produce interference.
  1. 'This phase shift alters the way the electron trajectories interfere, and therefore affects the electronic properties of the material.'
  2. 'Light waves reflected from the metal flakes at different levels within the ink layer interfere constructively or destructively with each other.'
  3. 'It also shows that even single electrons - proceeding one by one - interfere.'
  4. 'Satellite engineers also designed antennas that did not interfere with systems orbiting nearby and recommended adequate separation between satellites to prevent signals from interfering.'
  5. 'Tunnels and nearby buildings can interfere and completely block signals.'
  6. 'Paper items are considered easier to tag because the products don't interfere as much with radio waves.'
(of a horse) knock one foot against the fetlock of another leg.
  1. 'If you have any concerns about how your equine friend will behave, or if he has shown a penchant for interfering or stepping on himself while moving, you may want to put protective boots or wraps on his legs.'

More definitions

1. to come into opposition, as one thing with another, especially with the effect of hampering action or procedure (often followed by with): Constant distractions interfere with work.

2. to take part in the affairs of others; meddle (often followed by with or in): to interfere in another's life.

3. (of things) to strike against each other, or one against another, so as to hamper or hinder action; come into physical collision.

4. to i

More examples(as adjective)

"problems can be interfere with speeches."

"tracts can be interfere with schedules."

"sores can be interfere with eatings."

"knowns can be interfere with apoptosises."

"purposes can be interfere in affairs."

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French s'entreferir ‘strike each other’, from entre- ‘between’ + ferir (from Latin ferire ‘to strike’).