Associations to the word «Intervention»

Wiktionary

INTERVENTION, noun. The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events.
INTERVENTION, noun. (US) (legal) A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party.
INTERVENTION, noun. An orchestrated attempt to convince somebody with an addiction or other psychological problem to seek professional help and/or change their behavior.
INTERVENTION, noun. (Medicine) An action taken or procedure performed; an operation.

Dictionary definition

INTERVENTION, noun. The act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention".
INTERVENTION, noun. A policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries.
INTERVENTION, noun. The act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others.
INTERVENTION, noun. (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits".
INTERVENTION, noun. Care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury).

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia