Translation of intervenir in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1.1 (en un debate) to take part; (en un espectáculo) to appear, perform; (en una operación) to take part 1.2 (mediar) to intervene, intercede [formal] intervino ante el director a nuestro favor she intervened o/or interceded on our behalf with the director en mi decisión han intervenido muchos factores many factors have had a bearing on my decision 1.3 (involucrarse, inmiscuirse) to intervene, get involved no pensamos intervenir en los problemas internos de otros países we do not intend intervening o/or getting involved in the internal affairs of other countries los profesores tuvieron que intervenir en la pelea the teachers had to intervene to stop the fight no quiso intervenir en la pelea he didn't want to get involved in the fight
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [teléfono] to tap 1.2 (tomar control de) [empresa] to place … in administration 1.3 (inspeccionar) [cuentas] to audit, inspect 1.4 [armas/droga] to seize, confiscate 1.5 (América Latina/Latin America) [universidad/emisora] to take over the running of, take control of
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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.