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Definition of Intervene

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

History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state.
Michael K. Simpson

Our health care system squanders money because it is designed to react to emergencies. Homeless shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails, prisons - these are expensive and ineffective ways to intervene and there are people who clearly profit from this cycle of continued suffering.
Pete Earley

When someone has to intervene to defend the liberty of the press, that society is sick.
Umberto Eco

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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