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Do not confuse medal with meddle. Medal means 'a metal disc given as an award' (a gold medal), whereas meddle means 'interfere' (don’t meddle in people’s lives).
Definition of medal
verb (medals, medaling, medaled; also chiefly Britishmedals, medalling, medalled)
late 16th century: from French médaille, from Italian medaglia, from medieval Latin medalia 'half a denarius', from Latin medialis 'medial'