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Serve

Definition of serve:

part of speech: verb

To be a servant to: to work for and obey: to discharge the duties of an office: to attend or wait: to be sufficient: to suit.

part of speech: verb

To work for; obey; wait upon; supply with food; perform the duties of; suffice for; treat.

part of speech: verb

To work for: to be in the employment of: to obey: to be subservient or subordinate to: to wait upon at table, etc.: to do duty for: to treat.

part of speech: verb

To be employed in labor for another; suit or be convenient; discharge the duties of an office or employment; be sufficient: with for; as, this will serve for an excuse.

part of speech: verb

To work for; yield obedience to; worship; put on the table and distribute, as food; attend or wait on; as, the clerk served the customer courteously; be of use to; as, his wits will always serve him in an emergency; be enough for; as, this amount will serve my purpose; to treat; as, the Germans served their prisoners ill; to deliver, as a legal writ or summons; to undergo, as a term of apprenticeship, imprisonment, etc.; to supply; as, a farmer serves us with fresh eggs and vegetables; in tennis, to make the first stroke on ( the ball).

part of speech: verb

To attend on, or work for, another; to be of service.

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