verb (used without object), in·ter·vened, in·ter·ven·ing.
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Origin of intervene
OTHER WORDS FROM intervenere·in·ter·vene, verb (used without object), re·in·ter·vened, re·in·ter·ven·ing.un·in·ter·ven·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for intervene
Raffensperger requested state legislation that allows the state to intervene in counties that have systemic problems with election administration, including in counties that did not count all the votes that were cast.Live updates: Georgia secretary of state issues correction, saying certification of its general election results is still under way|John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Michelle Lee|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Pauli’s father decided to intervene, suggesting that he seek out Carl Jung for therapy.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
“There’s no doubt that had we not intervened and destroyed this nest, we would be starting with that number of 200,” he said during the news conference this week.
Other times, it offers them the chance to intervene when they don’t like what they’re seeing.Distance learning is straining parent-teacher relationships|Ashley Fetters|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
That means Raffensperger could well be in office during a loss of historic proportions for his own party — and, as a result, endure weeks of increasingly intense pressure to somehow intervene.His fellow Republicans turned on him, but Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger isn’t backing down|Reis Thebault, Amy Gardner|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Yet their work lives on, and hardly seems to have lost any of its vitality during the intervening years.
Israelis have been intervening in American politics for years.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections|Aaron David Miller|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On November 24, 1986, the NSPG met from 2:00 until 3:45 in the afternoon to discuss developments in the intervening two weeks.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually, the U.S. pulled back from intervening in Syria—well, at least for a year or so.
I suppose in the intervening years I always assumed someone else would make a film about him.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As in the case of the telephone, no intervening operator is necessary.Steam Steel and Electricity|James W. Steele
Of course, if the Snark were sailing due west at six knots per hour, for the intervening four hours her latitude would not change.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London
It ought to be much the same to me what room I inhabit for the few intervening hours.'Self-control|Mary Brunton
Across the intervening levels the gale races in a straight line from the fort, as if breathed out of it hitherward.A Changed Man and Other Tales|Thomas Hardy
Now, we were rushing on beside them; sometimes close beside them; sometimes with an intervening slope, covered with vineyards.