su·per·vene / ˌsoōpərˈvēn/ • v. [intr.] occur later than a specified or implied event or action, typically in such a way as to change the situation: [as adj.] (supervening) any plan that is made is liable to be disrupted by supervening events. ∎ Philos. (of a fact or property) be entailed by or consequent on the existence or establishment of another: the view that mental events supervene upon physical ones.DERIVATIVES: su·per·ven·ient / -ˈvēnyənt/ adj.su·per·ven·tion / -ˈvenchən/ n.