You can't see the lake from there because the house intervenes.
An example of intervene is to step into the middle of two teens fighting and break them apart.
An example of intervene is for 10 months to fall between an engagement and a wedding.
A year intervened between the two dynasties.
He would have his degree by now if his laziness hadn't intervened.
The Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
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