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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
a. to happen
Lo que acaeció en la sala de reuniones solo lo saben los allí presentes.Only those who were present know what happened in the meeting room.
b. to occur
El accidente acaeció en el mismo lugar donde un año antes habían muerto 11 personasThe accident occurred in the same place where 11 people had died one year earlier.
c. to take place
Nadie hubiera podido imaginar lo que iba a acaecer aquella lúgubre noche de invierno.No one could have imagined what was going to take place on that gloomy winter night.
d. to come about
Cuando todo parecía estar en su contra, acaeció que Ana conoció al hombre de su vida.When everything appeared to be against her, it came about that Ana met the man of her life.
e. to befall
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(transitive verb)
La pitonisa le predijo que algo terrible estaba a punto de acaecer en su vida.The fortune-teller predicted that something terrible was about to befall him.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (formal)
a. to take place, to occur
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intransitive verb
to happen; occur
acaeció que ... it came about that ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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