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serve

verb

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1 to be a servant for
  • he served his master faithfully for 20 years

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2 to be enough
  • they made the pasta serve for eight guests

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3 to be fitting or proper
  • those old riding boots will serve for now, but you'll need newer ones for the horse show

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4 to behave toward in a stated way
  • my parents served me well in preparing me for life

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5 to have a certain purpose
  • the harsh punishment served to teach everyone a lesson

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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

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The first known use of serve was in the 13th century

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“Serve.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/serve. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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