intransitive verb

: to become added to something or become a part of it

transitive verb

: to come to or reach

Word History


borrowed from Latin advenīre "to come to, arrive, reach" (Medieval Latin also "to accrue, be added"), from ad- ad- + venīre "to come"

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of advene was in 1651

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“Advene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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