intervene, step in, interfere, interposeverb
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?"
be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
"This interludes intervenes between the two movements"; "Eight days intervened"
occur between other event or between certain points of time
"the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
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After considerable deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that Officer Dante Servin showed incredibly poor judgment in his efforts to intervene in a low-level dispute while off-duty, his actions tragically resulted in the death of an innocent young woman and an unthinkable loss for a Chicago family and community. In the end, CPD has rules that we all must live by. Officer Servin violated those rules and he's going to be held accountable for that.
During the review period, no Commanding General or subordinate echelon commander chose to intervene proactively and mitigate known risks of high crime, sexual assault and sexual harassment. The result was a pervasive lack of confidence in the SHARP Program and an unacceptable lack of knowledge of core SHARP components regarding reporting and certain victim services.
I think we have an obligation to the American people to do our job regardless of who is related to who at a company, and I have never seen Senator Manchin intervene himself in any of these cases involving this company. I’ve never seen that happen. I know him very well.
We're on the edge of a precipice, time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.
In quarrels such as these not ours to intervene.
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- intervenirCatalan, Valencian
- intervenieren, eingreifenGerman
- sekaantua, tulla väliin, puuttuaFinnish
- beavatkozik, közbelép, beleavatkozikHungarian
- intervenire, interferireItalian
- agräifenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ingrijpen, tussenkomen, interveniërenDutch
- intervenera, ingripaSwedish
- مداخلت کرناUrdu
- can thiệpVietnamese
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