verb (used with object), sub·served, sub·serv·ing.
Examples from the Web for subserve
But with men this feeling is absolutely absurd when it does not subserve some further end.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
Our own will is not strong enough to shape events and make them subserve our wishes.Bible Emblems|Edward E. Seelye
Give us grace and wisdom to discern in all this work the nobler uses it was ordained by Thee to subserve.Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883|William C. Kingsley
They destroy those highest of our pleasures which they profess to subserve.Illustrations of Universal Progress|Herbert Spencer
It showed that music was capable of being made to subserve and enhance the most fervid devotion and religious enthusiasm.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James