What does intervene mean?

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ˌɪn tərˈvinin·ter·vene

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intervene, step in, interfere, interpose(verb)

    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

    "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

  2. intervene(verb)

    be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events

    "This interludes intervenes between the two movements"; "Eight days intervened"

  3. intervene(verb)

    occur between other event or between certain points of time

    "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"

Wiktionary

  1. intervene(Verb)

    To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.

  2. intervene(Verb)

    To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.

  3. intervene(Verb)

    To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel; get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action

  4. intervene(Verb)

    In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intervene(verb)

    to come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa

    Etymology: [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

  2. Intervene(verb)

    to occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking

    Etymology: [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

  3. Intervene(verb)

    to interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel

    Etymology: [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

  4. Intervene(verb)

    in a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter

    Etymology: [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

  5. Intervene(verb)

    to come between

    Etymology: [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

  6. Intervene(noun)

    a coming between; intervention; meeting

    Etymology: [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See Come.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intervene

    in-tėr-vēn′, v.i. to come or be between: to occur between points of time: to happen so as to interrupt: to interpose.—v.t. (rare) to separate.—adj. Interven′ient, being or passing between: intervening.—ns. Interven′tion, intervening: interference: mediation: interposition; Interven′tionist, one who advocates interference with the course of disease rather than leaving it to nature; Interven′tor, a mediator in ecclesiastical controversies: (U.S.) a mine-inspector. [Fr.,—L. inter, between, venīre, to come.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intervene' in Verbs Frequency: #796

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How to say intervene in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intervene in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intervene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of intervene in a Sentence

  1. Matteo Salvini:

    I am having the Interior Ministry prepare a dossier on the Roma situation in Italy, we will try to understand how we can intervene, doing what years ago was called the census, we can now call it the registry or the situation, a picture -- to understand what we are dealing with.

  2. Diane Yaqco:

    We plea and beg the international community to intervene immediately, we have been driven out of our ancestral lands. We have been killed and crucified. The international community must act now to save lives of others kidnapped.

  3. Justus Mtolera:

    The government should intervene to avoid unnecessary load shedding that affects economic activities.

  4. Raymond Yeung:

    If the central bank chooses to intervene directly in the market, a decline in the reserves to $2.9 trillion from $3 trillion would trigger greater shock to market confidence.

  5. Cynthia Daniels:

    This study shows the problems that occur when politicians intervene into the doctor-patient relationship.

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