Definition of "intervention" []

  • The act of intervening (noun)
  • Any interference in the affairs of others, esp by one state in the affairs of another (noun)
  • The action of a central bank in supporting the international value of a currency by buying large quantities of the currency to keep the price up (noun)
  • The action of the EU in buying up surplus produce when the market price drops to a certain value (noun)
  • The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party. (noun)
  • An orchestrated attempt to convince somebody to seek professional help with an addiction or other psychological problem. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "intervention" in a sentence
  • "SOITM believes that the Turkish possible interference against PKK in Iraq is intervention and not invasion, therefore, the term ´intervention´ is used instead of ´invasion´ in the SOITM presentation."
  • ""I wish I had intervened," he said, "but I didn't even know the word intervention at the time.""
  • "I think the term intervention is employed when a group of concerned friends seek to help addicted people."