Definition of subvene in US English:

subvene

verb

Scottish
  • 1with object To support with a subvention; to give a grant, gift, or allowance to; (now especially) to fund (an enterprise, institution, etc.) with a subvention; to provide (money) as a subvention.

  • 2no object To come from or as though from beneath; (hence) to arrive, occur, ensue. Compare "intervene", "supervene". Now rare.

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From (i) Anglo-Norman and Middle French subvenir to come to the aid of a person or thing, to come to the aid of, to help, support (a person).

Pronunciation

subvene

/səbˈviːn/