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American English: /ˌɪn(t)ərˈvin/
British English: /ɪntəˈviːn/

Translation of intervene in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (interpose oneself)
    he intervened with the authorities on our behalf
    intervino ante las autoridades en nuestro favor
    intercedió ante las autoridades en nuestro favor [formal]
  • 2 (interrupt)
    he was about to continue, but the bell intervened
    iba a continuar, pero sonó la campana
    Example sentences
    • He had been going to make the trip, but circumstances intervened.
    • Then some external circumstance intervenes - someone close to us dies or we ourselves receive a real scare.
    • I don't know if you can understand this, but there were many times in my husband's life when circumstances intervened and helped him.
    Example sentences
    • My friend then intervened with the verbal equivalent of a good slap across the face by saying things like pull yourself together, man! and for God-sake, shut up!
  • 3 (elapse) one year intervened before we met again
    pasó or transcurrió un año antes de que nos volviéramos a ver
    Example sentences
    • And, world class sportspersons they might be, but I bet none of them spent time keeping fit during these six intervening months.
    • The low-probability intervening event did eliminate negative priming, but did so by slowing performance in the baseline condition relative to all other conditions.
    • It is simply a repugnance on the part of any lawyer to the idea that one can simply take a period in gross at any point and apply it many, many years later to create a right which might be quite inconsistent with intervening events.
  • 4
    also: intervening present participle
    what happened in the intervening period?
    ¿qué pasó en el interín or ínterin?
    in the intervening chapters
    en los capítulos intermedios
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