Student or Learner
Is there any different in meanings between the two of them? I once had to take a test with a question like this:
The company directors asked the government to....................... in the dispute and prevent a strike
I forgot which answer I was given (A perhaps? If it's incorrect then please notify me) but I do recall when I looked both of these 2 words up, their meanings is almost identical. How can I differentiate between them?
People speak of government intervention, not of interposing. So, while the dictionary may give similar definitions, I don't think you really see the words used interchangeably.
To me to "intervene" is to try to make some change to a situation. The gov't intervenes in a labor dispute, to try to resolve it. It intervenes in a war zone to bring about peace (or cease fire, anyway).
People have "interventions" to try to save a loved one from an addiction.
"Interposing" to me just means to separate. To put some obstacle or barrier between.