intervene in

intervene in something

to get involved in something. I will have to intervene in this matter. It's getting out of hand. I want to intervene in this before it becomes a major problem.
See also: intervene
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ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Thursday requested the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition relating to extra-constitutional steps and sit-ins in the federal capital, saying that the court should not intervene in political matters as it violated the Constitution.
He further said that judiciary should not intervene in political matters.
The ITC ruling raised the question of whether US President Barack Obama's administration will once again intervene in a patent fight playing out between the companies at the agency.
The prime minister dismissed the idea of international intervention in Egyptian internal issues, saying that Egypt's relationships with western countries are based on mutual respect, insisting that it is not acceptable for any country to intervene in Egypt's internal affairs.
House Speaker Osama Nujaifi warned to intervene in the Syrian affairs, describing what happened in Elierbeh cross border as an internal issue because the Arab tribes live in both sides and any friction there would cause tension.
government may have to intervene in the unfolding global conflict over food between affluent motorists and low-income consumers.
The Justice Department has created an entire unit of lawyers who do nothing but prowl the nation, looking for church-state cases to intervene in.
Recently, the Tax Court ruled that a nonelecting spouse can intervene in support of the other spouse's claim for relief from joint and several liability.
Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said Friday he believes the recent rise in the yen has been too rapid and that Japanese monetary authorities remain ready to intervene in the currency market to stem volatility.
Mexico also urged that the UN, along with the governors of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, "collaborate with us immediately so as to intervene in preventing the proliferation of such feelings and behavior as those which took place in the state of Arizona.
Her cause has now been taken up by Selly Oak MP Lynne Jones who has appealed to the US Ambassador in London to intervene in light of the recent legal developments.
This action marks the first time that a consumer interest group has availed itself of the Proposition 103 authority to intervene in a California insurance rate proceeding.
A New York State Supreme Court judge, in allowing a tenant to intervene in a suit, seems to have ruled that major capital improvement increases may not be compounded into the base rent nor exceed 6 percent per year.
Somewhere there are a handful of people who were truly alarmed by the ITC's having to intervene in the Canadian fruit situation.
This represents a sharp reduction in staff time and effort required to manually intervene in previous spyware outbreaks.