transitive verb-·served′, -·serv′ing
to be useful or helpful to (a purpose, cause, etc.); serve; promote; aid
Origin of subserveClassical Latin subservire from sub-, under + servire, to serve
transitive verbsub·served, sub·serv·ing, sub·serves
To serve to promote (an end); be useful to.
Origin of subserveLatin subservīre sub- sub- servīre to serve ; see serve .
(third-person singular simple present subserves, present participle subserving, simple past and past participle subserved)
- To serve to promote (an end); to be useful to.
- To assist in carrying out.