verb[with object] formal
Support or assist by the payment of a subvention.
- In addition, some form of subsidy through increased children's allowance, income tax relief or subventing the providers directly would help reduce childcare costs.
- Already, the taxpayer is subventing the political-bureaucratic elite to a significant extent.
- So, they are allowed rip customers off and they can rely on the taxpayer to subvent the cost of the armed escorts that guard their money while it is being transferred.
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