[suh b-veen]

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

to arrive or occur as a support or relief.

Origin of subvene

1750–60; < Latin subvenīre, equivalent to sub- sub- + venīre to come Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for subvened



(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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