intervention - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens

    Women’s groups are concerned about the high levels of medical intervention during childbirth.

    We do not need further government intervention.

    intervention in:

    state intervention in the economy

  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an occasion when someone with a problem such as addiction is told by friends or family that they need to get help

    His family and friends staged an intervention at his home in an effort to help him confront his addiction.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/03/2016