intervene intervene  /ˌɪn tər ˈvin/


  1. (v) get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
  2. (v) be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
  3. (v) occur between other event or between certain points of time


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  1. The government should not intervene.
  2. But it's also the manifestation of a history that has left Germany reluctant to intervene in the affairs of other countries.
  3. But politicians may be reluctant to wade into the debate: Congressional efforts to intervene in the Terry Schiavo case were unpopular last spring.


  1. Authorities ponder options for dwindling Isle Royale wolves

    Should humans intervene in a natural ecosystem?
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  2. Hill turns to court in dispute over donation

    Former Republican candidate for governor Rick Hill is asking a federal court to intervene in the complaint over a $500,000 campaign donation he received last year.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

  3. EM ASIA FX-Won leads regional falls; Asia FX to see weekly declines

    * Ringgit, Philippine peso to see worst week since 2010 * Won suffers worst week since Sept 2011 * Some c.banks intervene to support currencies - traders (Adds text, updates prices) By Jongwoo Cheon SINGAPORE, ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "There's too much modern slavery, in transferring players or buying players. We are trying now to intervene in such cases," Blatter said yesterday. "The reaction to the Bosman law is to make long-lasting contracts to keep the players, and...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Sepp Blatter Source:

  2. "We should consider how to most appropriately give the Federal Reserve the authority to access necessary information from complex financial institutions ...... and the tools to intervene to mitigate systemic risk in advance of a crisis", Paulson...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Gold Seek

  3. The vote "means Congress will not intervene in the foreseeable future" in the war's execution, Lieberman told reporters.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Joe Lieberman Source: TIME

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