Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
intervene /,intə'vi:n/
  • nội động từ
    • xen vào, can thiệp
      • to intervene in a quarrel: xen vào một cuộc cãi cọ
      • to intervene in someone's affrais: can thiệp vào công việc của ai
    • ở giữa, xảy ra ở giữa
      • many events intervened between the August Revolution and the 1954 Geveva Conference: nhiều sự kiện đã xảy ra từ Cách mạng tháng tám đến Hội nghị Giơ-ne-vơ năm 1954
Concise Dictionary
+get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
+be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
+occur between other event or between certain points of time

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 interfere, intrude, break in, interrupt, intercede, meddle, interpose, butt in, Colloq poke one's nose in, horn in, put in one's oar, step in:
If I had not intervened you might have been killed. She intervened on my behalf
2 come or go (between), pass, elapse:
A week intervened before we saw each other again.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 [V] ~ (in sth) to become involved in a situation in order to improve or help it: The President intervened personally in the crisis. + She might have been killed if the neighbours hadn't intervened.
2 to interrupt sb when they are speaking in order to say sth: [V speech] 'But,' she intervened, 'what about the others?' [also V]
3 [V] to happen in a way that delays sth or prevents it from happening: They were planning to get married and then the war intervened.
4 [V] (formal) to exist between two events or places: I saw nothing of her during the years that intervened.
intervention noun [U, C] ~ (in sth): calls for government intervention to save the steel industry + armed / military intervention + People resented his repeated interventions in the debate.
Collocation Dictionary

1 become involved in a situation


actively, directly | personally | decisively | effectively, successfully | militarily
Intervening militarily will not bring peace.


be forced to, have to
Eventually, the army was forced to intervene.
| be reluctant to | be powerless to
Local people feel strongly about the proposed development but are virtually powerless to intervene.
| have the power to, have the right to
Our government has no right to intervene.
| refuse to
The UN refused to intervene.


They would not intervene against the rebels themselves.
| between
She went over to intervene between the two men.
| in
She was reluctant to intervene in what was essentially a private dispute.
| on behalf of
The King intervened personally on behalf of the children.
| with
to intervene with the authorities on the prisoners' behalf

Random quote: If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.: Nora Roberts

Latest queries: tablespoonful, understood, differential, menses, submit, seaward, uncle sam, embassy, slugger, decisions, thai, tunisia, optimized, strapless, disappointment, hysterics, ablation, slump, command, intervene,

Updated: 14/03/2018: A new open-source Javascript engine/library named Howler has been employed to handle audiofile. Enjoy pronunciation!

Optional: 01/2018:Picture Dictionary

Updated: 05/06/2018:List of Academic Words

Updated: 03/2019: Learning by reading annotated text, reliable state of art and updated news