in·​ter·​ven·​tion·​ism ˌin-tər-ˈven(t)-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce interventionism (audio)
: the theory or practice of intervening
specifically : governmental interference in economic affairs at home or in political affairs of another country
interventionist noun or adjective

Examples of interventionism in a Sentence

a proponent of aggressive economic interventionism
Recent Examples on the Web The new model combines state interventionism, a dominant emphasis on the military-industrial complex, and import substitution, with a market economy in different areas, including for parallel imports of various Western products to satisfy consumer demands. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 10 July 2024 Not everything can or should be done in Washington, whose economic interventionism and cradle-to-grave custodial attitudes toward able-bodied citizens have created the debt crisis. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Putin blamed the Hamas terror attacks on U.S. interventionism, claiming the U.S. military regulated and managed tensions between the two territories without concern for the long-term wishes of Palestinians. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 11 Oct. 2023 The regions that have performed most strongly economically since 1978, including Guangdong and Zhejiang, have been the most market-oriented and have experienced the least state interventionism. Yasheng Huang, Foreign Affairs, 25 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for interventionism 

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interventionism was in 1923

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“Interventionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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