interventionism

noun
in·​ter·​ven·​tion·​ism | \ ˌin-tər-ˈven(t)-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce interventionism (audio) \

Definition of interventionism

: the theory or practice of intervening specifically : governmental interference in economic affairs at home or in political affairs of another country

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Other Words from interventionism

interventionist \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈvench-​nist How to pronounce interventionism (audio) , -​ˈven(t)-​shə-​nist \ noun or adjective

Examples of interventionism in a Sentence

a proponent of aggressive economic interventionism
Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, Americans have far less appetite now for the liberal interventionism of that era. Kanishk Tharoor, The New Republic, "Pankaj Mishra’s Reckoning With Liberalism’s Bloody Past," 22 Feb. 2021 Increasingly, the party is under pressure, not just from the Left but also the Right, to adopt a more aggressive economic and corporate interventionism to champion workers. Zaid Jilani, Washington Examiner, "Man in the arena," 31 Dec. 2020 Still, Blinken and others have suggested that the era of American interventionism is probably fading. Anchorage Daily News, "Biden’s nominees have pushed policies that Trump used to fuel his rise," 24 Nov. 2020 Corrupt leadership and government mismanagement is a major part of the problem, but so is US foreign policy in the form of aggressive and clumsy interventionism in countries such as Iraq, and the buttressing of corrupt and oppressive governments. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "What a Trump or a Biden win would mean for the Middle East," 1 Nov. 2020 The film celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Cuban people -- particularly the children -- who have endured decades of Spanish and American interventionism and economic deprivation. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Meeting the Beatles In India’ and ‘Sibyl’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 9 Sep. 2020 Though each gets some things right, neither shows any sign of rejecting the past 20 years of global military interventionism and implementing a humane and prudent foreign policy where the goal is not American supremacy but peace. Bonnie Kristian, TheWeek, "I don't want Biden to win. I do want Trump to lose.," 30 Oct. 2020 The film celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Cuban people -- particularly the children -- who have endured decades of Spanish and American interventionism and economic deprivation. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Meeting the Beatles In India’ and ‘Sibyl’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 9 Sep. 2020 The film celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Cuban people -- particularly the children -- who have endured decades of Spanish and American interventionism and economic deprivation. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Meeting the Beatles In India’ and ‘Sibyl’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of interventionism

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Interventionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interventionism. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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interventionism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interventionism

: a government policy or practice of doing things to directly influence the country's economy or the political affairs of another country

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