intervene


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intervene between (multiple people)

To intercede between multiple people. Luckily, the teacher intervened between Mark and Mike before a fight broke out.
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intervene in (something)

To become involved or embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I make it a point never to intervene in other people's personal affairs. Someone needs to intervene in this situation before there's a fight!
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intervene with (someone or something)

To become involved or embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I make it a point never to intervene with other people's personal affairs. I'll intervene with the boss and see if I can get this issue resolved.
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intervene between (someone and someone else)

to intercede between someone and someone else. I decided to intervene between Ralph and his brother, who were arguing endlessly. There was no point in intervening between Bill and Bob.
See also: between, intervene

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.
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intervene with someone or something

to step into a matter concerning someone or something. Megan said she would intervene with the bank manager on our behalf. Do I need to intervene with this process?
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Outsiders people should not intervene in matters pertaining to India." (ANI)
And this is fundamental we keep a close eye on the market, and if there is excessive volatility [...] or special pressures, the SBP intervenes. And we will continue to do so to make sure that there isn't excessive volatility or 'disorderly market conditions', as economists say," Baqir had said.
Knut officials John Cheberi and Musa Busienei also asked the President to intervene.
As to the first timeliness factor, the point to which the suit has progressed, nothing suggests that this suit has progressed beyond the time period in which Polli may file a motion to intervene. Under the second timeliness factor, just six days after learning about this action, Polli filed the motion to intervene, which weighs in favor of permitting intervention by Polli.
and hence intervene should there be a crisis in the banking sector.'
De Vera said CHED may intervene only if the students elevate the matter to the commission after exhausting all efforts at the university level.
'As such it is only prudent for us as the responsible State Government to intervene in the said Application and to act in the best interests of the state and all Sabahans.
He said it was unlikely for Go to intervene in a government project just to earn extra money.
Interveners may be given leave to intervene when they are seeking to provide a different perspective on issue(s) that are before the court, but not when they are seeking to change or otherwise expand upon those issues.
"The online video and workshop were both effective at increasing students' likelihood to intervene, which is encouraging," says Laura Santacrose '11, a health initiatives coordinator at the Skorton Center, who led the 18-month project and is managing its direction into the future.
"This is actually a well-documented effect that essentially shows that -- all other things being equal -- the greater the number of bystanders in an emergency situation, the less likely people are to intervene."
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, "Some people think that the army should only intervene in those issues that concern the army, while others believe that they should help in other areas as well.
About 15% of the participants noticed the cyberbullying and did not intervene, either directly or indirectly.
But there's another valid point of view--you should not intervene to come to the aid of someone you don't love or have any responsibility for.