in·ter·vene / ˌintərˈvēn/ • v. [intr.] 1. come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events: he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute | their forces intervened to halt the attack. ∎ (of an event or circumstance) occur as a delay or obstacle to something being done: Christmas intervened, and the investigation was suspended. ∎ interrupt verbally: [with direct speech] “It's true!” he intervened. ∎ Law interpose in a lawsuit as a third party. 2. [usu. as adj.] (intervening) occur in time between events: to occupy the intervening months, she took a job in a hospital. ∎ be situated between things: they heard the sound of distant gunfire, muffled by the intervening trees. DERIVATIVES: in·ter·ven·er n. in·ter·ven·ient / -ˈvēnyənt/ adj. in·ter·ve·nor / -ˈvēnər/ n.
"intervene." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 21, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/intervene-0
"intervene." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved September 21, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/intervene-0
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.