Hypertext Webster Gateway: "intervene"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Intervene \In`ter*vene"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intervened}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Intervening}.] [L. intervenire, interventum, to
intervene, to hinder; inter between + venire to come; akin to
E. come: cf. F. intervenir. See {Come}.]
1. To come between, or to be between, persons or things; --
followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes
between Europe and Africa.

2. To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or
events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and
the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the
intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.

3. To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.

4. In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put
forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Intervene \In`ter*vene"\, v. t.
To come between. [R.]

Self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening
the different estates. --De Quincey.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Intervene \In`ter*vene"\, n.
A coming between; intervention; meeting. [Obs.] --Sir H.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v : get involved, usually so as to hinder or halt an action;
"Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?" [syn:
{step in}, {interfere}, {interpose}]

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