Definition of Intervene

  • (v. i.) To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
  • (v. i.) To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.
  • (v. i.) To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.
  • (v. i.) In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.
  • (v. t.) To come between.
  • (n.) A coming between; intervention; meeting.

Synonyms of Intervene


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