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subvene

[ suhb-veen ]
/ səbˈvin /
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verb (used without object), sub·vened, sub·ven·ing.
to arrive or occur as a support or relief.
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Origin of subvene

1750–60; <Latin subvenīre, equivalent to sub-sub- + venīre to come
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British Dictionary definitions for subvene

subvene
/ (səbˈviːn) /

verb
(intr) rare to happen in such a way as to be of assistance, esp in preventing something

Word Origin for subvene

C18: from Latin subvenīre, from venīre to come
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