HyperDic: intervene

English > 3 senses of the word intervene:
VERBsocialintervene, step in, interfere, interposeget involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat / threat of force
stativeintervenebe placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
changeinterveneoccur between other event or between certain points of time
intervene > pronunciation
Soundsih.nerviy'n; ih.nterviy'n
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > intervene: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGet involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat / threat of force.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
Synonymsstep in, interfere, interpose
Narrowerinterlopeencroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
meddle, tamperintrude in other people's affairs or business
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishinterferir, intervenir
Catalaninterferir, intervenir
Nounsintervenor(law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding
interventionthe act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
English > intervene: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "This interludes intervenes between the two movements"
  • "Eight days intervened"
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
Spanishintervenir
Catalanintervenir
English > intervene: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningOccur between other event or between certain points of time.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass

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