- (obsolete) To thwart; to obstruct.
- [1611?], Homer, “Book VIII”, in Geo[rge] Chapman, transl., The Iliads of Homer Prince of Poets. […], London: […] Nathaniell Butter, OCLC 614803194; The Iliads of Homer, Prince of Poets, […], volume I, new edition, London: Charles Knight and Co., […], 1843, OCLC 987451361:
- To Ida he descends; and sees from thence Juno and Pallas haste the Greeks' defence; Whose purpose, his command, by Iris given, Doth intervent.
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(See the entry for intervent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)