verb (used without object), sub·vened, sub·ven·ing.
to arrive or occur as a support or relief.
Origin of subvene
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(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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