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 subserv&imacron;re : sub-, sub- + serv&imacron;re, 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.