Subvene
Subvene Sub*vene", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subvened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subvening}.] [Pref. sub- + L. venire to come. See {Subvention}.] To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. [1913 Webster]

A future state must needs subvene to prevent the whole edifice from falling into ruin. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]


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  • subvene — [səb vēn′] vi. subvened, subvening [L subvenire, to come to one s assistance, lit., to come up < sub , under + venire, to COME] Rare to happen or come, so as to help …   English World dictionary

  • subvene — /seuhb veen /, v.i., subvened, subvening. to arrive or occur as a support or relief. [1750 60; < L subvenire, equiv. to sub SUB + venire to COME] * * * …   Universalium

  • subvene — verb to arrive or happen so as to help or support …   Wiktionary

  • subvene — sub•vene [[t]səbˈvin[/t]] v. i. vened, ven•ing to arrive as a support or relief • Etymology: 1750–60; < L subvenīre=sub sub +venīre to come …   From formal English to slang

  • subvene — /seuhb veen /, v.i., subvened, subvening. to arrive or occur as a support or relief. [1750 60; < L subvenire, equiv. to sub SUB + venire to COME] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subvened — Subvene Sub*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subvened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subvening}.] [Pref. sub + L. venire to come. See {Subvention}.] To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. [1913 Webster] A future state must needs subvene to prevent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subvening — Subvene Sub*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subvened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subvening}.] [Pref. sub + L. venire to come. See {Subvention}.] To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. [1913 Webster] A future state must needs subvene to prevent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subvention — Sub*ven tion, n. [F., fr. LL. subventio, fr. L. subvenire to come up to one s assistance, to assist. See {Souvenir}, and cf. {Subvene}.] 1. The act of coming under. The subvention of a cloud. Stackhouse. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of relieving, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subvention — subventionary, adj. /seuhb ven sheuhn/, n. 1. a grant of money, as by a government or some other authority, in aid or support of some institution or undertaking, esp. in connection with science or the arts. 2. the furnishing of aid or relief.… …   Universalium

  • back — Synonyms and related words: a priori, a rebours, a reculons, abandon, abet, accented, acknowledgments, advance, advocate, affirm, afford support, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, again, against the grain, ago, aid, alpenstock,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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