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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.
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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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But] if they're alone, they feel like they're carrying the whole responsibility for helping or not helping, so they feel the urge to intervene more.
Youths willingness to intervene in cyberbullying depends on their relationship with the target; 90 per cent of youth said they would intervene if their family member was the target and 89 per cent would intervene if a close friend was the target.
The bank said that it has no plans to intervene in the markets for now, even though Chile's peso has depreciated by more than 14 percent against the US dollar this year.
This is openly makes it legal for the executive branch to intervene in the judiciary.
The MPs suggested Russia may have felt empowered to intervene in Ukraine because the UK and others had failed to act in Georgia or Syria.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may intervene in the discussion on missing files pertaining to coal block allocations, minister of state for parliamentary affairs Rajeev Shukla said on Thursday.
Bystanders break up about a third of the fights that occur in bars and are most likely to intervene in conflicts between males, Michael Parks, who recently earned his doctorate in sociology at Penn State, said.
And in a withering critique of the approach of US president Barack Obama, the man who beat him to the White House in 2008, McCain said: "Everything that people said would happen if we did not intervene has now happened because we have not intervened.
Students were less likely to intervene if members of the victim's "tribe" or high-status students were present--or if higher-status students were involved in aggression.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Al-Iraqiyah political bloc MP announced that "political blocs have no right to intervene in the cabinet's work," pointing out that "Parliament should be the boy to hold the government accountable.
8% in 2012</li> <li>SNB, Swiss National Bank, should start raising interest rates</li> <li>Current SNB rate is unsustainable</li> <li>Swiss economy showing strong expansion </li> <li>SNB should only intervene on excessive volatility </li> <li>Stronger franc unlikely to curb inflation significantly </li> </ul>
One economist said he had not expected the central bank to intervene before the pound had fallen to 6 to the dollar.
Summary: Rabat - The League of the Defenders of Autonomy in the Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz region called upon the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intervene to ensure the immediate release of all populations held captive in the the polisario's prisons.
Former defence secretary John Reid said: "I very much welcome the fact that the Prime Minister has been prepared to listen to the issues and personally intervene to make sure that the Territorial Army training budget is retained.
Former defence secretary John Reid - one of a series of Labour MPs who public ally challenged the cuts in Parliament - welcomed the decision: "I very much welcome the fact that the Prime Minister has been prepared to listen to the issues and personally intervene to make sure that the Territorial Army training budget is retained," he said.