serve the interests of


: to do things to help (someone or something) often when it is not the best or most helpful thing for someone else
He argued that government too often serves the interests of big business instead of ordinary people.

Examples of serve the interests of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The authors determine that unification would serve the interests of the United States and Japan. Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Not too long ago, for instance, Sanders was willing to say that unchecked immigration wouldn’t serve the interests of the United States, and those interests should be foremost. Rich Lowry, National Review, 15 Jan. 2024 The Bretton Woods institutions, which have long served as a pillar of growth and stability, are ultimately funded by states to serve the interests of other states. Rajiv J. Shah, Foreign Affairs, 24 Aug. 2021 And only continuous war would serve the interests of those who are selling their weaponaries. NBC News, 13 Sep. 2023 How to narrate Allende’s last stand while contesting the official stories that always serve the interests of the powerful who propagate them? Sam Needleman, The New York Review of Books, 2 Sep. 2023 Alliances are being rekindled to serve the interests of the international community. Tsai Ing-Wen, Foreign Affairs, 5 Oct. 2021 Darren Jones, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party who chairs parliament’s Business and Trade Committee, said energy and water companies had been allowed to serve the interests of shareholders and executives over the interests of the country and consumers. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 28 June 2023 Scott is the host of the podcast Behind the Tech, which features interviews with technology heroes, and author of the book Reprogramming the American Dream, which explores how artificial intelligence can be realistically used to serve the interests of everyone. Verge Staff, The Verge, 22 June 2023

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“Serve the interests of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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