Intervene Definition

intervened, intervenes, intervening
intervened, intervenes, intervening
To interfere, usually through force or threat of force, in the affairs of another nation.
American Heritage
To come, be, or lie between.
Webster's New World
To come between as an influence, as in order to modify, settle, or hinder some action, argument, etc.
Webster's New World
To come or be in between as something unnecessary or irrelevant.
Webster's New World
To take place between two events, points of time, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Intervene

  • Latin intervenīre inter- inter- venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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