English dictionary



Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English verb: intervene

1. intervene (social) get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force


SamplesWhy did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?.


Synonymsinterfere, interpose, step in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)interlope, meddle, tamper

2. intervene (stative) be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events


SamplesThis interludes intervenes between the two movements.
Eight days intervened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)lie

3. intervene (change) occur between other event or between certain points of time


SamplesThe war intervened between the birth of her two children.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk