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Definition of Intervention

Intervention

  1. The act of intervening; interposition.
  2. Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation.
  3. The act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties.

Intervention Quotations

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
Vladimir Putin

If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.
Fareed Zakaria

A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.
Temple Grandin

Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'
Bill Maher

The historical basis for the gap between the black middle class and underclass shows that ending discrimination, by itself, would not eradicate black poverty and dysfunction. We also need intervention to promulgate a middle-class ethic of success among the poor, while expanding opportunities for economic betterment.
Henry Louis Gates
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Intervention Translations

intervention in French is intervention, anticipation
intervention in German is Eingriff
intervention in Italian is intervento
intervention in Norwegian is intervensjon
intervention in Swedish is ingripande
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