Bother and Disturb


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Bother verb – To thrust oneself upon (another) without invitation.
Usage example: I am never going to get this work done if people don't stop wandering into the room and bothering me

Disturb is a synonym for bother in worry topic. In some cases you can use "Disturb" instead a verb "Bother", when it comes to topics like harass, activity, behaviour, action. popular alternative
Nearby Words: bothered, bothersome, botheration, bothering
Synonyms for Bother


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Disturb verb – To trouble the mind of; to make uneasy.
Usage example: all that talk of war disturbed us

Bother is a synonym for disturb in worry topic. You can use "Bother" instead a verb "Disturb", if it concerns topics such as behaviour, action, molest, calm. popular alternative
Nearby Words: disturbed, disturbance, disturbing, disturber
Synonyms for Disturb

Common collocations

hero bother hero disturb hero
host bother host disturb host
audience bother audience disturb audience
characters bother characters disturb characters
Other nouns: earth, anyone, humans, neighbors.
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