intervene

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intervene occur between other event or between certain points of time "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
    • v 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?"
    • v intervene be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events "This interludes intervenes between the two movements","Eight days intervened"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intervene A coming between; intervention; meeting.
    • Intervene 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.
    • Intervene To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
    • v. t Intervene To come between. "Self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates."
    • Intervene To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.
    • Intervene To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervenedi. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intervene To come between; fall or happen between things, persons, periods, or events; be intermediate, or appear or happen intermediately.
    • intervene To come between in act; act intermediately or mediatorially; interfere or interpose, as between persons, parties, or states.
    • intervene In law, to interpose and become a party to a suit pending between other parties: as, stockholders may intervene in a suit against directors.
    • intervene To come between; divide.
    • n intervene A coming together; a meeting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Intervene in-tėr-vēn′ to come or be between: to occur between points of time: to happen so as to interrupt: to interpose
    • v.t Intervene (rare) to separate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intervenire, interventum, to intervene, to hinder; inter, between + venire, to come; akin to E. come,: cf. F. intervenir,. See Come

Usage

In literature:

Other speculations might intervene, and provide those lacking fifty thousand.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Between the capture of French America and the revolt of the older English colonies a few years of peace intervened.
"The Story of Newfoundland" by Frederick Edwin Smith, Earl of Birkenhead
They belonged to each other irrevocably now, whatever might intervene.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Every conceivable obstacle intervened between you, but love is artful and inventive and you found a way.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Consultation is only agreed to on conditions which must defeat its object, and terms are arranged with the intervener.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
He was about to throw vitriol on me when Miss Verney intervened.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
Harris nipped his noose across the back of the intervening horse and over the blue roan's head.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
Only forty feet intervened between her and the opposite bank, and get across she must.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
There are no ridges intervening between the delta, which is formed by a bifurcation, and the core.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
She believes that we would intervene in order to obtain possession of the island.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 11, March 17, 1898" by Various
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In poetry:

Time's flight has not dim'd or shaded
One outline the scenes gave then,
Though the years that have intervened,
Are nearly two score and ten.
"Retrospection" by Jared Barhite
Thy cradle here shall glitter bright,
And darkness breathe a newer light,
Where endless faith shall shine serene,
And twilight never intervene.
"Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth" by Augusta Treverorum
But, oh! should distance intervene,
Should Ocean's wave, should changeful clime.
Divide—how sweeter far the scene!
How richer ev'ry tint of time!
"Lines _Upon The Death Of The Lady Of Lieutenant-Colonel Adams_," by Sir John Carr
The curtain falls on Life's last scene,
The end is neared;
At last I face death's somber screen,
The fleeting joys which intervene
Have disappeared.
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
I know not Thy mystery, O my God,
Nor yet what my own life means,
That feels after Thee, through the mould and the sod,
And the darkness that intervenes.
"Alive In Thee" by Lucy Larcom
God pity me! I know now we were nearer,
With all these intervening miles of space,
That life was sweeter, and the future dearer,
Than when to-day I met you, face to face!
"Blind Sorrow" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Police officer attacked trying to intervene in Western Sizzlin' fight.
SC Supreme Court asked to intervene on election protest.
Dogs that lick and chew, when to intervene : Van Veen.
Snyder tells NBC25 state had no choice but to intervene in Flint.
Antigay Groups Can't Intervene in Ill.
Weighs Bolder Effort to Intervene in Syria's Conflict.
Jon Stewart begs God to intervene in the Gaza Strip.
Trump Hotel buyers fail to get court to intervene in disputed purchases.
Off-duty Detroit officer fatally shoots man after trying to intervene in altercation.
Did fate intervene on Brad Keselowski's behalf.
RBI Can Intervene to Check Sharp Rupee Falls.
Sometimes, God does intervene .
New Westminster parent group asks province to intervene with debt-ridden school board.
Mom Who Failed to Intervene as Dad Stabbed Sons Gets 10 Years.
Britain sees opportunity for world to intervene in Syria.
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In science:

The approach is to search for intervening absorption line systems in the spectra of QSOs at small angular separations.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Since the BAL phenomena is likely to be unrelated to intervening galaxies (Turnshek 1984), we have not included it in the analysis of § 5.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
The fact that ( f1, 0)r is next to ˜L∞ in the dual graph says that the edge determinant of the intervening edge is 1.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Fig. 6.— The R-band AG of GRB 970508, fit with the additional effect of gravitational lensing by a ∼ 2 M⊙ intervening ob ject.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
During the intervening years, many have investigated the properties of the two- and threesheeted geometries.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
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