Definition of "intervened" []

  • To take a decisive or intrusive role (in) in order to modify or determine events or their outcome (verb)
  • To come or be (among or between) (verb)
  • (of a period of time) to occur between events or points in time (verb)
  • (of an event) to disturb or hinder a course of action (verb)
  • To take action to affect the market forces of an economy, esp to maintain the stability of a currency (verb)
  • To interpose and become a party to a legal action between others, esp in order to protect one's interests (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of intervene. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "intervened" in a sentence
  • "Incidentally, this piece is later than usual because heavy politics intervened from the beginning of the week on and this show airs late on Sunday night."
  • "Washington's Chasity Melvin intervened to keep the scene from getting uglier."
  • "Then fortune again intervened for they obtained their results in the midst of a great war when ordinary economics are in abeyance and large scale production could go ahead as it would never have done in times of peace."