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subvent Line breaks: sub|vent
Pronunciation: /səbˈvɛnt/

Definition of subvent in English:


[with object] formal
Support or assist by the payment of a subvention: most of the projects had been subvented rather than controlled by government
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  • 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).

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