subvene

[ suh b-veen ]
/ səbˈvin /

verb (used without object), sub·vened, sub·ven·ing.

to arrive or occur as a support or relief.

Nearby words

  1. suburbanization,
  2. suburbanize,
  3. suburbia,
  4. suburbicarian,
  5. subvaginal,
  6. subvention,
  7. subversion,
  8. subversive,
  9. subvert,
  10. subviral

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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