Definition of 'intervene'
Video: pronunciation of 'intervene'
Example sentences containing 'intervene'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Little did he realise that it would take the whole intervening period to get the film out. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This ability to intervene and change a situation by practical means was how he defined his masculinity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The purpose of life is to while away the intervening time as pleasantly as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not much has changed in the intervening period. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In the intervening time humans have colonised the planet where she first encountered the aliens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not much change in the intervening decades then. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At any time in those intervening years could that pulpit have been found. Christianity Today (2000)Much has changed in those intervening four months. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would appear little has changed in the intervening period. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will be less willing to intervene a second time, to rescue a failed one. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has scarcely changed in the intervening 113 years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And how has that balance changed in the intervening half-century? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The referees' union must intervene and take a stance against footballers circling the ref and bullying him. The Sun (2012)Of course traffic conditions and street furniture changes highlight how times have changed in the intervening 54 years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A lot has changed in the intervening years. The Sun (2008)While in some situations you should intervene, most are best left to the individual in question to deal with. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the intervening time, humans have colonised the planet on which she and her colleagues first encountered the aliens. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Isn't it time to intervene? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Two Italians were sent off, punches were thrown and the police had to intervene three times. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I have felt this thrill many times in the intervening 20 years of my night-time misbehaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'intervene'
In Common Usage. intervene is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'intervene'
British English: intervene VERB
If you intervene in a situation, you become involved in it and try to change it.
The situation calmed down when police intervened.
Definition of intervene from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.