AskDefine | Define subserve

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subserve v : be helpful or useful

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  1. To serve to promote (an end); to be useful to.
  2. To assist in carrying out.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

act for, advance, assist, be found wanting, be inferior, be instrumental, come short, conduce to, contribute to, decide, determine, facilitate, fail, fall short, follow, forward, go between, have nothing on, influence, lead to, mediate, minister to, not approach, not come near, not compare, not hack it, not make it, not measure up, play second fiddle, promote, rank under, redound to, serve, turn the scale, want
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