intervene

verb

  • General legal English

Definitions of intervene

  • to come between people, things or events, especially in a way that makes a change

    He has also called on the FBI to intervene in the investigation.

Phrase Bank for intervene

  • The legislation would allow the government to intervene if it was thought that businesses were charging too much because of lack of competition.

  • The court was forced to intervene in the custody dispute.

Additional Notes for intervene

  • to intervene in a dispute (phrase) to try to settle a dispute