intervene may imply an occurring in space or time between two things or a stepping in to stop a conflict.
quarreled until the manager intervened
mediate implies intervening between hostile factions.
mediated between the parties
intercede implies acting for an offender in begging mercy or forgiveness.
interceded on our behalf
Examples of intervene in a Sentence
Twenty years intervened between their first and last meetings.
The prisoner asked me to intervene with the authorities on his behalf.
The military had to intervene to restore order.
We will leave on time unless some crisis intervenes.
Recent Examples on the WebLess than a year after the ban was passed, his unit intervened on behalf of an 18-year-old girl with severe cognitive impairment.—Sarah Hurtes, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2023 But The Washington Post, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and others successfully intervened to secure public access to the court filings and hearings.—Steve Thompson, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 The woman, who worked at the school and cared for the children, intervened and was also stabbed and seriously injured, according to RTE.—Michael Dorgan, Fox News, 24 Nov. 2023 In the intervening five years, these changes have become the default infrastructure of online shopping, maximizing convenience over all else in an effort to make buying as effortless as possible.—Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 21 Nov. 2023 The appellate court intervened after Trump's lawyers filed a lawsuit against Engoron late Wednesday that challenged his gag order as an abuse of power.—Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 17 Nov. 2023 Fourteen court files include notations saying a charge was dismissed after someone, often in law enforcement, had intervened.—Samantha Sunne, ProPublica, 16 Nov. 2023 Black Friday Deals That Start November 17 2023 Block cGAS-STING, Block Inflammation
Having pinpointed the source of neuroinflammation, Gulen et al. set out to test whether intervening in the cGAS-STING system could block inflammation and diminish the associated cognitive decline.—William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 China also expects a commitment from Biden that the White House would not intervene in Taiwan’s independence efforts.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2023 See More
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Latin intervenire to come between, from inter- + venire to come — more at come