Intervened vs Interfered - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between intervened and interfered
is that intervened
) while interfered
(ambitransitive) To come between, or to be between, persons or things.
* De Quincey
- The Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
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.
- self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates
* enterfere (obsolete)
To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
(physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped]] or [[superpose, superposed.
- I always try not to interfere with other people’s personal affairs.
- Correlated waves interfere''' to produce interesting patterns, while uncorrelated waves overlap without '''interfering .
(mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
- Where the radio-wave signals of the two radio stations interfere the listener hears nothing but noise.
* busy body