intervene with

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?
See also: intervene
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THANGKABALU, PRESIDENT, TAMIL NADU CONGRESS COMMITTEE, SAYING: "We have requested the honourable Prime Minister to immediately intervene with the Sri Lankan government to safeguard the Tamils who are languishing in the camps.
The lawmakers visited Singh's official residence at New Delhi and urged him to intervene with the Sri Lankan government to safeguard the Tamilians who are languishing in pitiable condition in relief camps.
Together with state officials, the University of California, Irvine Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine will unveil a new Computerized Alcohol Screening Intervention prototype, or "CASI," designed to identify and intervene with those patients whose alcohol use places them at risk for injury and illness.
They are trained in non-violent intervention and communication skills, and learn how to effectively intervene with their friends in the moment when they notice potentially hurtful situations happening.