intervention

noun
ADJECTIVE
active, direct

direct intervention to stop abuses of the environment

decisive
early, immediate, timely

A full-scale riot was prevented by the timely intervention of the police.

effective, successful
limited
personal

the Emperor's personal intervention

federal, government, governmental, state

He has made repeated calls for government intervention to save the steel industry.

external, foreign, outside
armed, military

We would resist any armed intervention from outside in our country's affairs.

humanitarian

This is not a humanitarian intervention, it is a brutal invasion.

police
judicial, legal
clinical, medical, surgical
behavioural/behavioral, psychological
educational
economic, political, social
divine, supernatural

The victory was seen as the direct result of divine intervention.

human, manual

The automatic process can be completed with very little manual intervention.

VERB + INTERVENTION
make

to make a forceful intervention in a dispute

call for, demand, favour/favor

The public demanded active intervention.

oppose, resist

We will always resist foreign intervention in our country.

justify, require, warrant

The threat does not justify government intervention.

PREPOSITION
intervention against

armed intervention against the rebels

intervention by

intervention by a senior judge

intervention from

He was furious at this intervention from the press.

intervention in

the government's intervention in the dispute

intervention on behalf of

state intervention on behalf of the industry

PHRASES
powers of intervention, the right of intervention (both esp. BrE)

It was necessary to exercise her ministerial powers of intervention in order to protect the public.

He claimed that the state has a special right of intervention in company affairs.


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