from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To accede or to come to; to be superadded to, to be added to something or become a part of it, though inessential.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To accede, or come (to); to be added to something or become a part of it, though not essential.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To accede or come; be added or become a part, though not essential.
From Latin advenire ("to come to, arrive at"), from ad ("to") + venire ("to come"). Compare convene, intervene, supervene. (Wiktionary)
Within the last 19 years, it had risen to within one-third of the total of the company's trade: this too, notwithstanding it was a trade not carried on by those interested in its extension, but ntthef through the medium of an advene commerce.