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Definition of Intervene


  1. To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
  2. 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. To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.
  4. 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.
  5. To come between.
  6. A coming between; intervention; meeting.

Intervene Quotations

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
Slavoj Zizek

When I see something unjust, I have to intervene - it's hard for me to watch the underdog suffer.
Kristen Bell

Pray for someone else's child, your pastor, the military, the police officers, the firemen, the teachers, the government. There's no end to the ways that you can intervene on behalf of others through prayer.
Monica Johnson

The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair

We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
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Intervene Translations

intervene in French is intervenir, interviens, intervenons, intervenez
intervene in German is dazwischenkommen, eingreifen, dazwischenfahren
intervene in Italian is intervenire
intervene in Norwegian is intervenere, gripe inn
intervene in Portuguese is intervenha
intervene in Swedish is ingripa, intervenera
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