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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  --Abbott. 
 
  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. 
  Wotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intervene 
  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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