intervene in

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 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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The intervenor, who is suing his former employer for bodily injury allegedly suffered while he was working as a manager at a night club, can intervene in a declaratory judgment action between the insurance carrier and nightclub owner over whether the carrier has a duty to defend because he shares a common question of law with the main action.
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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 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. Some of these are challenges to faith-based funding.
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.
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.
In a 5-to-3 ruling handed down January 15, the Court upheld the right of the attorneys general to intervene in the case.
Somewhere there are a handful of people who were truly alarmed by the ITC's having to intervene in the Canadian fruit situation.
However, the law-enforcers did not intervene in peaceful protests.
Responding to a question on an upsurge in sectarian violence in the country, Rehman said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should directly intervene in bringing it to a stop.