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serve as in (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
  • "his powerful serves won the game"

Synonyms

  • service be used by; make fit for use; mate with; work done by one person or group that benefits another; an act of help or assistance; the act of public worship following prescribed rules; a company or agency that performs a public service; employment in or work for another; a force that is a branch of the armed forces ; Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958) ; a means of serving; tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table ; the act of mating by male animals; (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him ; (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; periodic maintenance on a car or machine; the performance of duties by a waiter or servant
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serve as in 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"

Synonyms

  • function perform as expected when applied; serve a purpose, role, or function; perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) ; what something is used for; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a vaguely specified social event; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
serve as in 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"
serve as in contribute or conduce to
  • "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
serve as in be used by
  • "as of a utility"
  • "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"
  • "The garage served to shelter his horses"

Synonyms

  • service be used by; make fit for use; mate with; work done by one person or group that benefits another; an act of help or assistance; the act of public worship following prescribed rules; a company or agency that performs a public service; employment in or work for another; a force that is a branch of the armed forces ; Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958) ; a means of serving; tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table ; the act of mating by male animals; (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him ; (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; periodic maintenance on a car or machine; the performance of duties by a waiter or servant
serve as in help to some food
  • "help with food or drink"
  • "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

Synonyms

  • help the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do; a means of serving; give help or assistance; improve the condition of; be of use; abstain from doing; help to some food; contribute to the furtherance of; take or use; improve
serve as in 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"

Synonyms

  • serve up provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • dish out administer or bestow, as in small portions; provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • dish up provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • dish provide (usually but not necessarily food); make concave; a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; a particular item of prepared food; the quantity that a dish will hold; a very attractive or seductive looking woman ; directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation ; an activity that you like or at which you are superior
serve as in 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"
serve as in 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"

Synonyms

  • serve well promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
serve as in spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • "He did six years for embezzlement"

Synonyms

  • do an uproarious party ; the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization ; doctor's degree in osteopathy ; engage in; carry out or perform an action; get (something) done; proceed or get along; give rise to; carry out or practice; be sufficient; create or design, often in a certain way; behave in a certain manner; spend time in prison or in a labor camp; carry on or function; arrange attractively; travel or traverse (a distance)
serve as in 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"

Synonyms

  • attend to get down to; work for or be a servant to
  • wait on work for or be a servant to
  • attend be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.; take charge of or deal with; to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; work for or be a servant to; give heed (to)
  • assist the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play ; give help or assistance; act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function ; work for or be a servant to
serve as in deliver a warrant or summons to someone
  • "He was processed by the sheriff"

Synonyms

  • process subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; deal with in a routine way; perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; institute legal proceedings against; march in a procession; shape, form, or improve a material; deliver a warrant or summons to someone; a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; a writ issued by authority of law; a mental process that you are not directly aware of; a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
  • swear out deliver a warrant or summons to someone
serve as in 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"

Synonyms

  • suffice be sufficient
  • do an uproarious party ; the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization ; doctor's degree in osteopathy ; engage in; carry out or perform an action; get (something) done; proceed or get along; give rise to; carry out or practice; be sufficient; create or design, often in a certain way; behave in a certain manner; spend time in prison or in a labor camp; carry on or function; arrange attractively; travel or traverse (a distance)
  • answer a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; the speech act of replying to a question ; the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; a nonverbal reaction; react verbally; respond to a signal; give the correct answer or solution to; understand the meaning of; give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); be liable or accountable; be sufficient; match or correspond; be satisfactory for; react to a stimulus or command
serve as in do military service
  • "She served in Vietnam"
  • "My sons never served, because they are short-sighted"
serve as in mate with
  • "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

Synonyms

  • service be used by; make fit for use; mate with; work done by one person or group that benefits another; an act of help or assistance; the act of public worship following prescribed rules; a company or agency that performs a public service; employment in or work for another; a force that is a branch of the armed forces ; Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958) ; a means of serving; tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table ; the act of mating by male animals; (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him ; (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; periodic maintenance on a car or machine; the performance of duties by a waiter or servant
serve as in put the ball into play
  • "It was Agassi's turn to serve"

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