intervene

intervene(
ihn
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tuhr
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vin
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to get involved)
a. intervenir
The United States intervened when it was discovered that the dictator was using chemical weapons.Los Estados Unidos intervinieron cuando salió a la luz que el dictador utilizaba armas químicas.
b. interceder (on someone's behalf)
UN officials intervened with the government in support of the political prisoners.Funcionarios de la ONU intercedieron ante el gobierno en apoyo de los presos políticos.
2. (to occur)
a. sobrevenir
When we were in Barcelona, we wanted to go to the Gracia festival, but the rain intervened.Cuando estuvimos en Barcelona, quisimos ir a las fiestas de Gracia, pero sobrevino la lluvia.
3. (to get in the way)
a. interponerse
Fate intervened to keep the lovers apart.El destino se interpuso para mantener alejados a los amantes.
4. (to pass)
a. transcurrir
The years that had intervened had taken their toll on his home city.Los años que transcurridos habían dejado huella en su ciudad natal.
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intervene
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (person)
a. intervenir
2. (event)
a. sobrevenir
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intervene [ˌɪntəˈviːn]
intransitive verb
1 (take part) [+person] intervenir; tomar parte;in en; [+government] intervenir;in en;
2 (step in) [+person] interponerse; [+fate] cruzarse; interponerse
we were to marry but the war intervened íbamos a casarnos pero se interpuso la guerra; to intervene (with sb) on sb's behalf interceder por algn (ante algn)
3 (crop up) surgir; sobrevenir
if nothing intervenes to prevent it si no surge nada que lo impida
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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