intervene

  • 1 intervene — in·ter·vene /ˌin tər vēn/ vi ven·ed, ven·ing 1: to occur, fall, or come between points of time or events may be held liable even though other independent agencies intervene between his negligence and the ultimate result Hooks Superx Inc. v.… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 intervene — in‧ter‧vene [ˌɪntəˈviːn ǁ tər ] verb [intransitive] to become involved in a situation in order to help deal with a problem: • The Federal Reserve Bank had to intervene to support the dollar (= buy the currency to keep it from falling ) .… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Intervene — In ter*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intervened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intervening}.] [L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See {Come}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 intervene — (v.) 1580s, back formation from intervention, or else from L. intervenire to come between, intervene, interrupt, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + venire to come (see VENUE (Cf. venue)). Related: Intervened; intervening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 intervene — [v1] mediate arbitrate, barge in, butt in*, come between, divide, horn in*, intercede, interfere, intermediate, interpose, interrupt, intrude, involve, meddle, mix in, muscle in*, negotiate, obtrude, part, put in two cents*, reconcile, separate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Intervene — In ter*vene , v. t. To come between. [R.] [1913 Webster] Self sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Intervene — In ter*vene , n. A coming between; intervention; meeting. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 intervene — *interpose, mediate, intercede, interfere Analogous words: *separate, part, divide, sever: *intrude, interlope, butt in, obtrude …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 intervene — ► VERB 1) come between so as to prevent or alter the result or course of events. 2) (usu. as adj. intervening) occur or be between or among. DERIVATIVES intervener (also intervenor) noun. ORIGIN Latin intervenire come between …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 intervene — [in΄tər vēn′] vi. intervened, intervening [L intervenire < inter , between + venire, to COME] 1. to come, be, or lie between 2. to take place between two events, points of time, etc. 3. to come or be in between as something unnecessary or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 intervene — verb ADVERB ▪ actively, directly ▪ personally ▪ The President intervened personally in the crisis. ▪ decisively ▪ Government often intervenes …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 intervene — 01. Police [intervened] in the demonstration when it began to get violent. 02. The government has so far refused to [intervene] in the transit strike. 03. We spent the [intervening] time between our flights looking over our maps, and planning our …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 intervene — v. 1) (D; intr.) to intervene between 2) (D; intr.) to intervene in; with (to intervene in smb. s affairs; to intervene with the authorities) * * * [ˌɪntə viːn] with (to intervene in smb. s affairs; to intervene with the authorities) (D;intr.) to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 intervene */ — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈviːn] / US [ˌɪntərˈvɪn] verb [intransitive] Word forms intervene : present tense I/you/we/they intervene he/she/it intervenes present participle intervening past tense intervened past participle intervened 1) to become involved in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 intervene — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)vi͟ːn[/t]] intervenes, intervening, intervened 1) VERB If you intervene in a situation, you become involved in it and try to change it. The situation calmed down when police intervened... [V in n] The Government is doing nothing to… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 intervene — in|ter|vene [ˌıntəˈvi:n US tər ] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: intervenire, from venire to come ] 1.) [I] to become involved in an argument, fight, or other difficult situation in order to change what happens intervene in ▪ The police don… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 intervene — in|ter|vene [ ,ıntər vin ] verb intransitive * 1. ) to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it: Police had to intervene when protesters blocked traffic. intervene in: The prime minister has pledged not to intervene… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 intervene in — phr verb Intervene in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑minister, ↑president Intervene in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑politics …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 intervene — verb (I) 1 to do something to try and stop a quarrel, or a war, or to deal with a problem, especially one that you are not directly involved in (+ in): The police don t usually like to intervene in disputes between husbands and wives. | The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 intervene — intransitive verb ( vened; vening) Etymology: Latin intervenire to come between, from inter + venire to come more at come Date: 1587 1. to occur, fall, or come between points of time or events < only six months intervened between their marriage… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary