intermeddle


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in·ter·med·dle

 (ĭn′tər-mĕd′l)
intr.v. in·ter·med·dled, in·ter·med·dling, in·ter·med·dles
To interfere in the affairs of others, often officiously; meddle.

[Middle English entermedlen, from Old French entremedler : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + medler, to mix; see meddle.]

in′ter·med′dler n.

intermeddle

(ˌɪntəˈmɛdəl)
vb
(intr) rare another word for meddle
[C14 entremedle, from Anglo-Norman entremedler, from Old French; see inter- + meddle]

in•ter•med•dle

(ˌɪn tərˈmɛd l)

v.i. -dled, -dling.
to meddle.

intermeddle


Past participle: intermeddled
Gerund: intermeddling

Imperative
intermeddle
intermeddle
Present
I intermeddle
you intermeddle
he/she/it intermeddles
we intermeddle
you intermeddle
they intermeddle
Preterite
I intermeddled
you intermeddled
he/she/it intermeddled
we intermeddled
you intermeddled
they intermeddled
Present Continuous
I am intermeddling
you are intermeddling
he/she/it is intermeddling
we are intermeddling
you are intermeddling
they are intermeddling
Present Perfect
I have intermeddled
you have intermeddled
he/she/it has intermeddled
we have intermeddled
you have intermeddled
they have intermeddled
Past Continuous
I was intermeddling
you were intermeddling
he/she/it was intermeddling
we were intermeddling
you were intermeddling
they were intermeddling
Past Perfect
I had intermeddled
you had intermeddled
he/she/it had intermeddled
we had intermeddled
you had intermeddled
they had intermeddled
Future
I will intermeddle
you will intermeddle
he/she/it will intermeddle
we will intermeddle
you will intermeddle
they will intermeddle
Future Perfect
I will have intermeddled
you will have intermeddled
he/she/it will have intermeddled
we will have intermeddled
you will have intermeddled
they will have intermeddled
Future Continuous
I will be intermeddling
you will be intermeddling
he/she/it will be intermeddling
we will be intermeddling
you will be intermeddling
they will be intermeddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intermeddling
you have been intermeddling
he/she/it has been intermeddling
we have been intermeddling
you have been intermeddling
they have been intermeddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intermeddling
you will have been intermeddling
he/she/it will have been intermeddling
we will have been intermeddling
you will have been intermeddling
they will have been intermeddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intermeddling
you had been intermeddling
he/she/it had been intermeddling
we had been intermeddling
you had been intermeddling
they had been intermeddling
Conditional
I would intermeddle
you would intermeddle
he/she/it would intermeddle
we would intermeddle
you would intermeddle
they would intermeddle
Past Conditional
I would have intermeddled
you would have intermeddled
he/she/it would have intermeddled
we would have intermeddled
you would have intermeddled
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References in classic literature ?
Reader, I think proper, before we proceed any farther together, to acquaint thee that I intend to digress, through this whole history, as often as I see occasion, of which I am myself a better judge than any pitiful critic whatever; and here I must desire all those critics to mind their own business, and not to intermeddle with affairs or works which no ways concern them; for till they produce the authority by which they are constituted judges, I shall not plead to their jurisdiction.
She felt that she could not intermeddle with this bitterness.
It's a nice point to speak about," said Seth, "and I'm afraid o' being wrong; besides, we've no right t' intermeddle with people's feelings when they wouldn't tell 'em themselves.
He told me that was true; but that as there was no proof of my being dead, he could not act as executor until some certain account should come of my death; and, besides, he was not willing to intermeddle with a thing so remote: that it was true he had registered my will, and put in his claim; and could he have given any account of my being dead or alive, he would have acted by procuration, and taken possession of the ingenio (so they call the sugar-house), and have given his son, who was now at the Brazils, orders to do it.
We must needs intermeddle and have things in our own way, until the sacrifices and virtues of society are odious.
had a "duty to be every way careful not to intermeddle at all with
Meanwhile, "private Christians," those who possessed no princely power, merited no mention in Bellarmino's translation, "as if it were sufficient to have command and rule over Princes, and an Indignity and an abasement to intermeddle with others.
he asked in closing, "The answer is: as the kingdom of Christ is not of this world, and religion is a concern between God and the soul with which no human authority can intermeddle .
court to intermeddle with, or execute any thing, which by law they
rights no other white nation can become their patrons, protectors or Mediators, nor in any shape intermeddle between them and those within whose limits they are.
The assumption underlying the distrust is that lawyers are the opponents of citizens, or the opponents of Alaskans, instead of being Alaska citizens themselves, who intermeddle between citizens rather than serve their interests.
120) James Madison, speaking at the Virginia ratifying convention in 1787, stated: "There is not a shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion.