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in·ter·vene

 (ĭn′tər-vēn′)
intr.v. in·ter·vened, in·ter·ven·ing, in·ter·venes
1.
a. To involve oneself in a situation so as to alter or hinder an action or development: "Every gardener faces choices about how and how much to intervene in nature's processes" (Dora Galitzki).
b. To interfere, usually through force or threat of force, in the affairs of another nation.
c. Law To enter into a lawsuit as a third party to assert a claim against one or both of the existing parties.
2. To come, appear, or lie between two things: You can't see the lake from there because the house intervenes.
3. To come or occur between two periods or points of time: A year intervened between the two dynasties.
4. To occur as an extraneous or unplanned circumstance: He would have his degree by now if his laziness hadn't intervened.

[Latin intervenīre : inter-, inter- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·ve′nor, in′ter·ven′er n.
in′ter·ven′tion·al adj.

intervene

(ˌɪntəˈviːn)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by in) to take a decisive or intrusive role (in) in order to modify or determine events or their outcome
2. (foll by: in or between) to come or be (among or between)
3. (of a period of time) to occur between events or points in time
4. (of an event) to disturb or hinder a course of action
5. (Economics) economics to take action to affect the market forces of an economy, esp to maintain the stability of a currency
6. (Law) law to interpose and become a party to a legal action between others, esp in order to protect one's interests
[C16: from Latin intervenīre to come between, from inter- + venīre to come]
ˌinterˈvener, ˌinterˈvenor n

in•ter•vene

(ˌɪn tərˈvin)

v.i. -vened, -ven•ing.
1. to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; intercede; mediate.
2. to occur or be between two things.
3. to occur between other events or periods: Nothing important has intervened.
4. to occur incidentally so as to modify or hinder: We enjoyed the picnic until the rain intervened.
5. to interfere with force or a threat of force: to intervene in the affairs of another country.
6. to become a party to a legal suit pending between other parties, esp. in an attempt to protect one's personal interests.
[1580–90; < Latin intervenīre to come between =inter- inter- + venīre to come]
in`ter•ven′ient, adj.
in`ter•ve′nor, in`ter•ven′er, n.

intervene


Past participle: intervened
Gerund: intervening

Imperative
intervene
intervene
Present
I intervene
you intervene
he/she/it intervenes
we intervene
you intervene
they intervene
Preterite
I intervened
you intervened
he/she/it intervened
we intervened
you intervened
they intervened
Present Continuous
I am intervening
you are intervening
he/she/it is intervening
we are intervening
you are intervening
they are intervening
Present Perfect
I have intervened
you have intervened
he/she/it has intervened
we have intervened
you have intervened
they have intervened
Past Continuous
I was intervening
you were intervening
he/she/it was intervening
we were intervening
you were intervening
they were intervening
Past Perfect
I had intervened
you had intervened
he/she/it had intervened
we had intervened
you had intervened
they had intervened
Future
I will intervene
you will intervene
he/she/it will intervene
we will intervene
you will intervene
they will intervene
Future Perfect
I will have intervened
you will have intervened
he/she/it will have intervened
we will have intervened
you will have intervened
they will have intervened
Future Continuous
I will be intervening
you will be intervening
he/she/it will be intervening
we will be intervening
you will be intervening
they will be intervening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intervening
you have been intervening
he/she/it has been intervening
we have been intervening
you have been intervening
they have been intervening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intervening
you will have been intervening
he/she/it will have been intervening
we will have been intervening
you will have been intervening
they will have been intervening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intervening
you had been intervening
he/she/it had been intervening
we had been intervening
you had been intervening
they had been intervening
Conditional
I would intervene
you would intervene
he/she/it would intervene
we would intervene
you would intervene
they would intervene
Past Conditional
I would have intervened
you would have intervened
he/she/it would have intervened
we would have intervened
you would have intervened
they would have intervened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intervene - get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
meddle, tamper - intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!"
interlope - encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
2.intervene - be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events; "This interludes intervenes between the two movements"; "Eight days intervened"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
3.intervene - occur between other event or between certain points of time; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

intervene

verb
1. step in (informal), interfere, mediate, intrude, intercede, arbitrate, interpose, take a hand (informal) The situation calmed down when police intervened.
2. interrupt, involve yourself, put your oar in, interpose yourself, put your two cents in (U.S. slang) She intervened and told me to stop it.
3. happen, occur, take place, follow, succeed, arise, ensue, befall, materialize, come to pass, supervene The mailboat comes weekly unless bad weather intervenes.
Translations
يَتَدَخَّل في نِزاعيقعُ، يَجيء، يَطْرأ
uplynoutzasáhnout
gribe indkomme imellem
közbeesikközbejön
koma á milliskerast í leikinn
būti tarpįsikišimas
iejauktiesnotikt pa vidu
araya girmekkarışmak

intervene

[ˌɪntəˈviːn] VI
1. (= take part) [person] → intervenir, tomar parte (in en) [government] → intervenir (in en)
2. (= step in) [person] → interponerse; [fate] → cruzarse, interponerse
we were to marry but the war intervenedíbamos a casarnos pero se interpuso la guerra
to intervene (with sb) on sb's behalfinterceder por algn (ante algn)
3. (= crop up) → surgir, sobrevenir
if nothing intervenes to prevent itsi no surge nada que lo impida

intervene

[ˌɪntərˈviːn] vi
[time] → s'écouler
Ten years had intervened since she had last seen Joe → Dix ans s'étaient écoulés depuis qu'elle avait vu Joe pour la dernière fois.
[event]
Neither bill became law because the general election intervened → Aucun des deux projets de loi ne fut entériné à cause des élections législatives.
The mailboat arrived on Fridays unless bad weather intervened → Le bateau acheminant le courrier passait chaque vendredi à moins de mauvais temps.
[person] → intervenir
The situation calmed down when police intervened → La situation s'est calmée lorsque la police est intervenue.

intervene

vi (person)einschreiten (in bei), intervenieren; (= interrupt)unterbrechen; (event, fate)dazwischenkommen; if nothing interveneswenn nichts dazwischenkommt

intervene

[ˌɪntəˈviːn] vi (event, circumstances) → sopraggiungere; (time) → intercorrere; (person) to intervene (in)intervenire (in)
in the intervening years → negli anni che sono intercorsi

intervene

(intəˈviːn) verb
1. to interfere in a quarrel. He intervened in the dispute.
2. to be or come between, in place or time. A week intervened before our next meeting.
ˌinterˈvention (-ˈvenʃən) noun
(an) act of intervening (in a quarrel etc).

intervene

v. intervenir; asistir; supervisar.
References in classic literature ?
Thou therefore now advise Or hear what to my mind first thoughts present, Let us divide our labours, thou where choice Leads thee, or where most needs, whether to wind The Woodbine round this Arbour, or direct The clasping Ivie where to climb, while I In yonder Spring of Roses intermixt With Myrtle, find what to redress till Noon: For while so near each other thus all day Our task we choose, what wonder if no near Looks intervene and smiles, or object new Casual discourse draw on, which intermits Our dayes work brought to little, though begun Early, and th' hour of Supper comes unearn'd.
The truth of this is sufficiently manifest from the single circumstance, that the philosophers of the schools accept as a maxim that there is nothing in the understanding which was not previously in the senses, in which however it is certain that the ideas of God and of the soul have never been; and it appears to me that they who make use of their imagination to comprehend these ideas do exactly the some thing as if, in order to hear sounds or smell odors, they strove to avail themselves of their eyes; unless indeed that there is this difference, that the sense of sight does not afford us an inferior assurance to those of smell or hearing; in place of which, neither our imagination nor our senses can give us assurance of anything unless our understanding intervene.
Morison lay for a long time contemplating the frightful future which awaited him during the long months which must intervene before his friends learned of his predicament and could get succor to him.
She counted the days that must intervene before their invitation could be sent; hopeless of seeing him before.
In form and features he might be pronounced English, though even there one caught a dash of something Gallic; but he had no English shyness: he had learnt somewhere, somehow, the art of setting himself quite at his ease, and of allowing no insular timidity to intervene as a barrier between him and his convenience or pleasure.
When I thought of the length of time that might intervene before a similar chance of escape would be presented, I bitterly lamented that I had not the power of availing myself effectually of the present opportunity.
This is one of those miserable thoroughfares which intervene between the Rue Richelieu and the Rue St.
Summerlee, with a twisted smile, was about to make some fresh assault when Lord John hastened to intervene.
Not a bit," Ethan's pride retorted before his reason had time to intervene.
But many were the tedious hours which must yet intervene.
And then another truth flashed upon me--I had lived nine days of the allotted ten which must intervene before Salensus Oll could make Dejah Thoris his queen.
I think that I have gathered in the years that intervene between then and now a fair knowledge of mankind, but even if when I first met the Stricklands I had the experience which I have now, I do not believe that I should have judged them differently.