From Latin supervenīre, present active infinitive of superveniō (“come over or upon, overtake”), from super (“above”) + veniō (“come”).
supervene (third-person singular simple present supervenes, present participle supervening, simple past and past participle supervened)
- to follow something closely, either as a consequence or in contrast.
- 1836, Michael Ryan, A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence
- The taste and digestion are often depraved, anorexia, nausea, inappetence and vomiting supervene, the woman desires innutritious or disgusting food, such as chalk, cinders, putrescent animal food, […]
- to supersede.
- to be dependent on an earlier event.
- (philosophy) to be dependent on something else for existence, truth, or instantiation.