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intervene

Pronunciation: /ˌɪntərˈviːn; ˌɪntəˈviːn/

Translation of intervene in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (interpose oneself) [government/intermediary] intervenir* he intervened with the authorities on our behalf intervino or [formal] intercedió ante las autoridades en nuestro favor 1.2 (interrupt) [fate] interponerse*, intervenir*; [event] sobrevenir* 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!
    1.3 (elapse) pasar, transcurrir 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.
    1.4
    (intervening present participle/participio presente)
    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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