Definition of interventionist in US English:



  • Favoring intervention, especially by a government in its domestic economy or by one country in the affairs of another.

    • ‘In time, this may require the UN to consider co-operative, interventionist action in potential or active trouble spots.’
    • ‘Their social exclusion is produced by the industrial and residential location processes inherent in all capitalist societies unless interventionist policies are put in place which remedy them.’
    • ‘The interventionist model of economic development they espoused - and that the United Kingdom generally opposed - had run out of steam.’
    • ‘Even though there has been an increase in the black middle class, the psychology of the group is still liberal, still supportive of big, interventionist government.’
    • ‘The Report concludes with a synthesis of the issues and a plea for government to play an even more interventionist role in the second economy.’
    • ‘He added the market would be happier to see US policy move away from interventionist moves, such as the tariffs announced this week.’
    • ‘Further, it has been suggested that the globalization of the world economy is making interventionist policies less meaningful.’
    • ‘Workers' capital could then be invested with a view to longer term goals, acting as an instrument for the development of a more actively interventionist industry policy.’
    • ‘Most of the rest are either relatively secure or continually hampered by the interventionist policies going back nearly a century.’
    • ‘It serves a useful function also where the issues are neatly adversative - tax and social spending versus tax cuts to stimulate the economy, or interventionist government versus minimalist government.’
    • ‘If we waited for every government in the world to stop manipulating domestic production through interventionist measures, no country would have ever traded with any other.’
    • ‘Free market policies lead to greater economic growth than interventionist policies, and therefore also lead to greater income inequality.’
    • ‘In this way, peace settlements have become increasingly interventionist into the social and political forms of the vanquished.’
    • ‘So, of course, a less interventionist government, economically and socially, is going to appeal to them.’
    • ‘Hoover was a corporatist, an inflationist, and a statist who tried every policy in the interventionist playbook.’
    • ‘This view is inadequate today because it ignores the role of organized mass parties, pressure groups, a large Civil Service, and interventionist government.’
    • ‘Who is feeding the president this interventionist nonsense?’
    • ‘It was no mistake that the only decade to rival the 1930s in terms of prolonged market malaise was the 1970s, another era defined by interventionist wage and price policies.’
    • ‘It actually fuels the logic of intervention, providing grist for interventionist rationales.’
    • ‘Thus, for example, the foreign policies of Britain in the nineteenth century and the United States in the twentieth century have included strong interventionist components.’


  • A person who favors government intervention.

    • ‘So it isn't just, you know, interventionists doing interventions.’
    • ‘Efforts were made to match interventionists and families on ethnicity, and Spanish-speaking interventionists were paired with Spanish-speaking families.’
    • ‘It will be harder to obtain modern economic and political institutions in the Middle East than in other parts of the world, and much harder than the neo-conservative interventionists appear to assume.’
    • ‘Given the lack of research in this area, early interventionists often rely on intervention practices designed for Anglo American infants and toddlers from English-speaking homes.’
    • ‘My professors were either socialists or interventionists.’
    • ‘Following the intervention, interventionists completed a checklist measure of family characteristics that was designed to identify issues that might interfere with intervention effectiveness.’
    • ‘And in the United States, the Chile myth teaches contemporary interventionists that regime change works.’
    • ‘Using the same definition of progress that the socialists and interventionists use, value-free economics shows that where socialism and interventionism cannot succeed, laissez faire can.’
    • ‘Instead, New Zealanders tend to be pragmatic interventionists.’
    • ‘Ultimately, Wilsonianism would find support mainly among the small current of democratic interventionists.’
    • ‘On the other hand, it is impressive that intervention effects can be replicated across cohorts when initial enthusiasm for the intervention among interventionists and teachers might be expected to wane.’
    • ‘Early interventionists must collaborate closely with the family; working with the child in isolation cannot be expected to have much, if any, impact since infants and toddlers cannot generalize information.’
    • ‘Bashing the UN is an issue that allows the unilateral interventionists to ring the till, gathering support from paleocon isolationists across the country.’
    • ‘It isn't the power of the oppressors that interventionists have to worry about, but the amorphousness of the oppression.’
    • ‘And there's also the need for psychologists to work with the various therapists and interventionists who surround a child, from teachers to speech therapists and occupational therapists.’
    • ‘Traders will test the resolve of interventionists like never before.’
    • ‘Similar to the desire of humanitarian interventionists, proponents would argue that morality requires us to act, regardless of cost.’
    • ‘The interventionists, on the contrary, believe that government has the power to improve the masses' standard of living partly at the expense of the capitalists and entrepreneurs, partly at no expense at all.’
    • ‘Enlightened self-interest, then, is the cri de coeur of the liberal interventionists.’
    • ‘The unilateral interventionists still hold the reins of power within the GOP, largely because their champions dominate the West Wing and the Department of Defense.’