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serve
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 19
3. To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc.
4. To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To be suitor to; to profess love to.
3. To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop.
4. To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one's country.
5. To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one's turn.
6. To answer or be ( in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch.
8. To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons.
9. To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison.
12. To make legal service opon ( a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subpna.
13. To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; - said of the male.
Part of Speech: noun
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