Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intervene

3 senses of intervene

Sense 1
intervene, step in, interfere, interpose -- (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?")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 2
intervene -- (be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events; "This interludes intervenes between the two movements"; "Eight days intervened")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 3
intervene -- (occur between other event or between certain points of time; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

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