transitive verb sub·serve \(ˌ)səb-ˈsərv\

Definition of SUBSERVE

:  to promote the welfare or purposes of
:  to serve as an instrument or means in carrying out

Origin of SUBSERVE

Latin subservire to serve, be subservient, from sub- + servire to serve
First Known Use: 1661


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