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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The Ayala-Aboitiz consortium have filed a Motion to Intervene with the Office of the President regarding the appeal filed by San Miguel Corporation over its disqualification in the bidding for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway project (CALAX).
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.
"The minister must intervene with the American and French Government to ensure this shipment is kept away from Irish seas."
Volume II, Safely Managing the Combative Resident, examines the safest way to intervene with residents who become a danger to themselves or to others.