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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