interveneverb [I]uk /ˌɪn.təˈviːn/ us /-t̬ɚ-/
intervene verb [I] (GET INVOLVED)
- There is increasing demand for the United Nations to intervene in trouble spots throughout the world.
- I'd like to help but I don't have the power to intervene in this dispute.
- The army's potentiality to intervene in politics remains strong.
- Their only hope now is that the outside world will intervene but it is an increasingly forlorn hope.
- The Bank of England intervened this morning to defend the pound .
intervene verb [I] (COME BETWEEN)
- There is still some hope that the economic blockade will work and make military intervention unnecessary.
- The government was reluctant to sanction intervention in the crisis.
- The border dispute was used as a pretext for military intervention.
- England have fallen so far behind in the championship that their only hope of victory is divine intervention .
- Imposing sanctions is a moderate action when you consider that the alternative is military intervention.