Intervened vs Interfered - What's the difference?

intervened | interfered |


As verbs the difference between intervened and interfered

is that intervened is (intervene) while interfered is (interfere).

intervened

English

Verb

(head)
  • (intervene)
  • Anagrams

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    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)

    interfered

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (interfere)

  • interfere

    English

    Alternative forms

    * enterfere (obsolete)

    Verb

    (interfer)
  • To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
  • I always try not to interfere with other people‚Äôs personal affairs.
  • (physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped]] or [[superpose, superposed.
  • Correlated waves interfere''' to produce interesting patterns, while uncorrelated waves overlap without '''interfering .
    Where the radio-wave signals of the two radio stations interfere the listener hears nothing but noise.
  • (mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
  • Derived terms

    * interference

    See also

    * busy body * interferometry