Intervene vs Famish - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between intervene and famish
is that intervene
is (ambitransitive) to come between, or to be between, persons or things while famish
is (obsolete|transitive) to starve (to death); to kill or destroy with hunger.
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
(obsolete) To starve (to death); to kill or destroy with hunger.
*:Even so did Corellius Rufus, another grave senator, by the relation of Plinius Secundus, Epist. lib.1, epist.12 , famish himself to death […].
To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hunger.
:*And when all the land of Egypt was famished , the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. -- Gen. xli. 55.
:*The pains of famished Tantalus he'll feel. --Dryden.
To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
:*And famish him of breath, if not of bread. -- Milton.
To force or constrain by famine.
:*He had famished Paris into a surrender. -- Burke.
To die of hunger; to starve.
To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.
:*You are all resolved rather to die than to famish ? -- Shakespeare
To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.
:*The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish . -- Prov. x. 3.