Adjective "subserving" definition and examples

(Subserving may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/səbˈsəːv/

Definitions and examples

verb

Help to further or promote.
  1. 'To subserve the needs of farmers better and to move towards a sustainable actuarial regime I propose to set up a new Corporation for Agriculture Insurance to be promoted by the existing public sector general insurance companies.'
  2. 'Pelvic striated muscle contractions are subserved by the perineal nerve, and autonomic fibers send efferent impulses to effect the other visceral motor responses.'
  3. 'The magnitude code also subserves numeral-size judgments and thereby provides an estimate of problem-size in the context of arithmetic.'
  4. 'These results indicate that, depending on the unique features of a given learning, experience, very different classes of mechanisms can be engaged to subserve memory in a particular time domain.'
  5. 'He would be expected to subserve American interests in return.'
  6. 'In the encoding-complex view, the importance of such phenomena is that they suggest that the modular systems that subserve number processing often communicate interactively rather than additively.'
  7. 'We can unambiguously conclude that there is a situation in which voluntarily oriented attention subserves feature integration when tested with multiple search items.'
  8. 'Evidence is now mounting that the ability to recognize facial expressions of emotion is subserved by specialized neural circuitry.'
  9. 'Cytoskeletal organization and reorganization also plays a prominent role as scaffolding for proteins subserving membrane excitability.'
  10. 'In saying this, I mean that we take into consideration the interests that are subserved by practices of epistemic assessment.'

More definitions

1. to be useful or instrumental in promoting (a purpose, action, etc.): Light exercise subserves digestion.

2. Obsolete. to serve as a subordinate.

More examples(as adjective)

"speeches can be subserving."

Origin

(subserve)Mid 17th century: from Latin subservire (see sub-, serve).