verb[with object] • formal
- Support or assist by the payment of a subvention: most of the projects had been subvented rather than controlled by governmentMore example sentences
- 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.
early 20th century: from Latin subvent- 'assisted', from the verb subvenire (see subvention).
More definitions of subventDefinition of subvent in:
- The US English dictionary