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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

I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
Stephen Hawking

Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse.
Philip Zimbardo

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things.
Jose Saramago

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

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