Synonyms and Antonyms of serve
1 to be a servant for <he served his master faithfully for 20 years> Synonyms slave (for), work (for) Related Words attend, minister (to), tend (to) Phrases dance attendance (upon), wait on (also wait upon)
3 to be fitting or proper <those old riding boots will serve for now, but you'll need newer ones for the horse show> Synonyms befit, beseem [archaic], fit [archaic], go, do, suitRelated Words satisfy, suffice; function, work
4 to behave toward in a stated way <my parents served me well in preparing me for life> Synonyms act (toward), be (to), deal (with), handle, treat, useRelated Words consider, esteem, rate, reckon, regard, view; engage (with), react (to), respond (to)
5 to have a certain purpose <the harsh punishment served to teach everyone a lesson> Synonyms act, perform, function, workRelated Words operate, run; administer, carry on, control, direct, guide, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, supervise
6 to provide with something useful or desirable <an excellent college that served her with the skills necessary to make it in today's job market> Synonyms advantage, avail, help, profit, benefitRelated Words succeed, work (for); aid, assist; better, improve; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; blessNear Antonyms hinder, impede; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; afflict, distress, upset
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