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serve

serve

 
 
pronunciation:
suhrv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: served, serves, serving
definition 1: to give help; be of use.
They served as volunteers at the hospital.
similar words:
attend
definition 2: to complete a period of service.
He served as president for eight years.
definition 3: to help or be of use to.
The woman who served me at the store knew a lot about the items for sale.They are serving the community by planting flowers and trees.
synonyms:
aid, assist, help
similar words:
accommodate, attend
Word Builder: serve +
  • server1:
    a person whose job is to serve customers at a restaurant.
  • server2:
    a computer that serves files to other computers.
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