subvene

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subveniō (come to the aid of), from sub (under, up towards) + veniō (come).

Verb[edit]

subvene (third-person singular simple present subvenes, present participle subvening, simple past and past participle subvened)

  1. (intransitive) To arrive or happen so as to help or support
    A future state must needs subvene to prevent the whole edifice from falling into ruin. — Bishop Warburton.