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English definition of “intervene”

intervene

verb [I]     /ˌɪntəˈviːn/
BECOME INVOLVED to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop a fight , argument , problem , etc : Government officials refused to intervene in the recent disputes . [+ to do sth] The forces intervened to stop the attack .Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willDebate and discussion
INTERRUPT to interrupt someone who is talking : "Mr Lawrence," the judge intervened, " please be silent ."Interrupting and preventing from speaking
PREVENT If something intervenes, it stops something or prevents it from happening : She was going to marry Barratt but tragedy intervened.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of intervene verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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