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supervene

Synonyms and Antonyms of supervene

to come after in time
  • It was not the faulty brakes that caused the accident but a supervening act of negligent driving.
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Synonym Discussion of supervene

follow, succeed, ensue, supervene mean to come after something or someone. follow may apply to a coming after in time, position, or logical sequence.
    • speeches followed the dinner
succeed implies a coming after immediately in a sequence determined by natural order, inheritance, election, or laws of rank.
    • she succeeded her father as head of the business
ensue commonly suggests a logical consequence or naturally expected development.
    • after the talk a general discussion ensued
supervene suggests the following or beginning of something unforeseen or unpredictable.
    • unable to continue because of supervening circumstances

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