verb (used without object), in·ter·vened, in·ter·ven·ing.
Origin of intervene
Examples from the Web for intervene
Nothing in it was meant to change the basic operations of the capitalist economy or to intervene aggressively in class relations.
Please, Your Excellencies, consider my case with justice and intervene on my behalf.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Starr stresses that universities are required under Title IX to investigate and intervene in sexual assault cases.
Many Syrian rebels remain furious with what they view as a cynical U.S. decision to intervene in Syria against ISIS but not Assad.The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA|Jamie Dettmer|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even if he had wanted to intervene, he couldn't have as he is "no Arnold Schwarzenegger," as he says.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up|Tim Teeman|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Heywood sprang to intervene, in the same instant that the disturber of trade swept his arm down in frenzy.Dragon's blood|Henry Milner Rideout
So extreme was Eve's suffering, that she wished to intervene and part them.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
He had a thought, too, that if by any chance Pele should intervene—both the woman and the Skylark might learn.She Buildeth Her House|Will Comfort
To avoid that deplorable waste of life, therefore, I am prepared to intervene, should the necessity unhappily arise.The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer|Harry Collingwood
With the advent of Peel, he began to intervene actively in the affairs of the State.Queen Victoria|Lytton Strachey
British Dictionary definitions for intervene
Word Origin for intervene
Word Origin and History for intervene
1580s, back-formation from intervention, or else from Latin intervenire "to come between, intervene, interrupt," from inter "between" (see inter-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Intervened; intervening.