(redirected from intervening)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to intervening: Intervening variable

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: 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
References in periodicals archive ?
One of these new articles is Article 52 of the package, which makes changes to Article 277 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), in which intervening in the judiciary is defined as a crime.
And neither the President nor his party or the group he is affiliated to will be able to prevent it from intervening if they were by their deeds to cause the nation to be threatened, or if their policies and their methods were to result in portents of a real civil war.
We had an accident reconstruction expert who took a look at the case, and it appeared we have might have a problem with intervening acts.
The first step is to "stop the bleeding" by intervening to prevent the conflict from escalating (Figure 1).
02(2) permits a taxpayer to claim a deduction not to exceed the vehicle's FMV if the charity intends to make "significant intervening use of or material improvement to" the vehicle.
A taxpayer may deduct the fair market value of an auto if the charity intends to make "significant intervening use of or "material improvement to" the car.
Bush for intervening, asserting that both "have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people--our Constitution.
Intervening variables are scores on "Information about Using WebCT" statements, Attendance at Orientation for each of dependent variables, Completion of Readiness Assessment, Prior Experience Taking Online Courses, and Frequency of Course Visits.
And equally, therefore, those who came in to take parishes under their wing were also breaching communion by not paying attention to the traditions of the church around not intervening and not consulting.
The court granted qualified immunity to a jail administrator and sheriff from a claim that they were deliberately indifferent by not intervening when male officers required female inmates to strip in order to receive toiletries and instigated and participated in sexual activities with inmates, because the jail administrator and sheriff did not violate any clearly established law when they did not intervene.
But Jesus' intervening, loving action allows us to become beloved children, and we have the promise of being welcomed home.
Keller and her colleagues contend that those intervening sediments were laid down over millennia, so the Chicxulub impact and the one associated with the dinosaur die-offs were separate events.
Starving on a Full Stomach focuses especially on three issues: the early definition of the causes of malnutrition within the context of a paternalistic state; the increasing ascendency of scientific and social scientific expertise; and, finally, the ways in which the state intervened or decided against intervening in African communities.
Rather than asking the United States to intervene to fix the problems it exacerbated by intervening in the first place, it would be better to break this vicious circle and adopt a less interventionist American foreign policy.
In addition, the intervening nation's people should support the action.