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doc Definition of serve
    English to English
    noun
  • (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
  • His powerful serves won the game.
    source: WordNet 3.0
    verb
  • serve a purpose, role, or function
  • The tree stump serves as a table.
    The female students served as a control group.
    This table would serve very well.
    His freedom served him well.
    The table functions as a desk.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function
  • He served as head of the department for three years.
    She served in Congress for two terms.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • contribute or conduce to
  • The scandal served to increase his popularity.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • be used by; as of a utility
  • The sewage plant served the neighboring communities.
    The garage served to shelter his horses.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • help to some food; help with food or drink
  • I served him three times, and after that he helped himself.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • We serve meals for the homeless.
    She dished out the soup at 8 P.M..
    The entertainers served up a lively show.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
  • She served the art of music.
    He served the church.
    Serve the country.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
  • Art serves commerce.
    Their interests are served.
    The lake serves recreation.
    The President's wisdom has served the country well.
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  • spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • He did six years for embezzlement.
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  • work for or be a servant to
  • May I serve you?.
    She attends the old lady in the wheelchair.
    Can you wait on our table, please?.
    Is a salesperson assisting you?.
    The minister served the King for many years.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • deliver a warrant or summons to someone
  • He was processed by the sheriff.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • A few words would answer.
    This car suits my purpose well.
    Will $100 do?.
    A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school.
    Nothing else will serve.
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  • do military service
  • She served in Vietnam.
    My sons never served, because they are short-sighted.
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  • mate with
  • Male animals serve the females for breeding purposes.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • put the ball into play
  • It was Agassi's turn to serve.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one's self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service.
  • source: Webster 1913
    English to Tagalog
    verb
  • [serv] Maglingkod
  • source: Diccionario Ingles-Español-Tagalog
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