Interact vs Intervene - What's the difference?

interact | intervene |


As verbs the difference between interact and intervene

is that interact is to act upon each other; as, two agents mutually interact while intervene is (ambitransitive) to come between, or to be between, persons or things.

As a noun interact

is a short act or piece between others, as in a play; an interlude; hence, intermediate employment or time.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

interact

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A short act or piece between others, as in a play; an interlude; hence, intermediate employment or time.
  • (Chesterfield)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act upon each other; as, two agents mutually interact.
  • intervene

    English

    Verb

  • (ambitransitive) To come between, or to be between, persons or things.
  • The Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
  • * De Quincey
  • self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates
  • To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened (i.e. between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.
  • To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel; get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action
  • (legal) In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.
  • (Abbott)