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Help or HaltPlay
Intervene implies a beneficial action to stop something negative or provide help in a situation. SlideThe teacher intervened to prevent bullying in the classroom.
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Active InvolvementPlay
It suggests actively becoming a part of a situation, rather than just watching or giving advice. SlideThe lifeguard intervened during the emergency at the pool.
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Neutral or PositivePlay
Intervening is usually viewed as a neutral or positive action, not an act of aggression. SlideThe UN often intervenes to help maintain peace between conflicting countries.