Definitions for "Intervene"
Keywords:  quarrel, interpose, settle
To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.
To enter a situation in order to change it. In the case of intervening against homophobia, this means actively addressing prejudice against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people by interrupting its expression, demonstrating support for the person(s) targeted by the prejudice, and acting to prevent a recurrence of the prejudiced expression.
To come between, or to be between, persons or things; -- followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
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.
A coming between; intervention; meeting.
Keywords:  hinder, threat, did, earlier, alter
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
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.
An action wherein one who is not a named party to the litigation seeks court approval to join in the suit as a named party. Generally, absent class members do not need to intervene in a suit to share in any settlement or favorable judgment.
Keywords:  war, children, birth, event, occur
occur between other event or between certain points of time; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
Keywords:  bid, opposing, non, pass, side
after an opposing opening bid, to make the first non-pass call for one's side.