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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.
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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