Intervene vs Disturb - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between intervene and disturb
is that intervene
is (ambitransitive) to come between, or to be between, persons or things while disturb
is to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
As a noun disturb is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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
to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
- The noisy ventilation disturbed me during the exam.
- The performance was disturbed twice by a ringing mobile phone.
to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
- A school of fish disturbed the water.
- A mudslide disturbed the course of the river.
- The trauma disturbed his mind.
to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
- disturb his inmost counsels from their destined aim
- A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
- His behaviour is very disturbing .