- to take place or occur as something additional or extraneous (sometimes followed by on or upon).
- to ensue.
Origin of supervene
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Related Words for supervenesupersede, pursue, displace, replace, succeed, supplant, result, ensue, chase, postdate, on
- to follow closely; ensue
- to occur as an unexpected or extraneous development
Word Origin for supervene
C17: from Latin supervenīre to come upon, from super- + venīre to come
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Word Origin and History for supervene
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