Definition of Subvene

1. v. i. To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.



Definition of Subvene

1. Verb. (intransitive) To arrive or happen so as to help or support ¹

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Definition of Subvene

1. to arrive or occur as a support or relief [v -VENED, -VENING, -VENES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subvene

suburbian
suburbians
suburbias
suburbicarian
suburbs
suburethral
subvalent
subvariance
subvariances
subvarieties
subvariety
subvelocity
subvene (current term)
subvened
subvenes
subvening
subvent
subventaneous
subvented
subventing
subvention
subventionary
subventioned
subventioning
subventionize
subventionized
subventionizes

Literary usage of Subvene

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To come under, as a support or stay ; arrive or happen, especially so as to prevent or obviate something. A future state must needs subvene, to prevent the ..."

2. Memoirs & Travels of Sir John Reresby, Bart by John Reresby (1904)
"... the settlement of a constant revenue upon him, suitable to that of the late king, besides a sum of ready money to subvene his present occasions. ..."

3. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"... which under such a providence Is not dispensed, a future state must needs subvene, to prevent the whole edifice from falling into ruin. ..."

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