su|per|vene [ ,supər`vin ] verb intransitive VERY FORMAL
to happen in an unexpected way, especially in a way that brings major changes

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • supervene — su·per·vene /ˌsü pər vēn/ vi vened, ven·ing: to take place after or later in the course of something else as an additional and usu. unforeseeable development with intervening or countering effect Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Supervene — Su per*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Supervened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supervening}.] [L. supervenire, superventum, to come over, to come upon; super over + venire to come. See {Super }, and {Come}, and cf. {Overcome}.] To come as something additional… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supervene — 1590s (implied in supervenient), from L. supervenire come on top of, from super over, upon (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + venire come (see VENUE (Cf. venue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supervene — *follow, succeed, ensue Analogous words: *add, append, annex, subjoin, superadd: combine, *unite, conjoin, cooperate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • supervene — [so͞o΄pər vēn′] vi. supervened, supervening [L supervenire, to come over or upon, follow < super (see SUPER ) + venire, to COME] 1. to come or happen as something extraneous or unexpected 2. to take place; ensue supervenient [so͞o΄pərvēn′yənt] …   English World dictionary

  • supervene — UK [ˌsuːpə(r)ˈviːn] / US [ˌsupərˈvɪn] verb [intransitive] Word forms supervene : present tense I/you/we/they supervene he/she/it supervenes present participle supervening past tense supervened past participle supervened very formal to happen in… …   English dictionary

  • supervene — intransitive verb ( vened; vening) Etymology: Latin supervenire, from super + venire to come more at come Date: circa 1648 to follow or result as an additional, adventitious, or unlooked for development Synonyms: see follow • supervention noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supervene — supervenience /sooh peuhr veen yeuhns/, supervention /sooh peuhr ven sheuhn/, n. supervenient /sooh peuhr veen yeuhnt/, adj. /sooh peuhr veen /, v.i., supervened, supervening. 1. to take place or occur as something additional or extraneous… …   Universalium

  • supervene — verb a) to follow something closely, either as a consequence or in contrast b) to supersede See Also: supervenience, supervenient …   Wiktionary

  • supervene — supervenience …   Philosophy dictionary

  • supervene — su·per·vene .sü pər vēn vi, vened; ven·ing to follow or result as an additional, adventitious, or unlooked for development (as in the course of a disease) <the majority of patients die once this complication supervenes (Scientific Amer.… …   Medical dictionary

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