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

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