serve the interests of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of serve the interests of

: to do things to help (someone or something) often when it is not the best or most helpful thing for someone else
  • He argued that government too often serves the interests of big business instead of ordinary people.

Word by Word Definitions

serve play
  1. : to be a servant

  2. : to do military or naval service

  3. : to assist a celebrant as server at mass

  1. : the act or action of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games (such as volleyball, badminton, or tennis)

interest play interests
  1. : right, title, or legal share in something

  2. : participation in advantage and responsibility

  3. : business, company

  1. : to induce or persuade to participate or engage

  2. : to engage the attention or arouse the interest of


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