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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.
See also: between, intervene

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!
See also: intervene

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.
See also: intervene
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: intervene

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"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."
The judicial process should be unified, and according to universal principles, at no stage can there be an intervention or an attempt to intervene. Article 277 of the TCK makes it a crime to intervene in a judicial proces to ensure impartial and unbiased judicial processes," he said.
If others present are not acting, a child may not interpret a situation as serious enough to intervene.
He wants to see a new confidence installed in the public to "intervene if they have the confidence" in incidents on the streets.
"The function of art in the totally functional world is functionlessness; it is pure superstition to believe that art could intervene directly or lead to an intervention." Even if this passage from Aesthetic Theory, one of seven from the book that appear as wall text throughout the Kunstverein, sits comfortably next to Bruce Nauman's Concrete Tape Recorder Piece, 1968, a recorder encased in a concrete block, the sculpture, like most of the work here, does not illustrate Adorno's philosophy but illuminates it.
COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT HAS DECLARED that whistleblower's suits brought under the False Claims Act are unconstitutional when the federal government declines to intervene. The November 15 ruling, Riley v.
This may sound paradoxical; the reader may be inclined to insist that if the treatment in the first experiment (C) influenced what subjects did at the end of the first experiment (E1) and also what they did at the end of the second (E2), surely there must exist an internal state (I) that intervenes between the one cause and the two effects.
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