Synonyms and Antonyms of serve
1 to be a servant for he served his master faithfully for 20 years Synonyms of serve slave (for), work (for) Words Related to serve 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 of serve befit, beseem [archaic], fit [archaic], go, do, suitWords Related to serve satisfy, suffice; function, work
4 to behave toward in a stated way my parents served me well in preparing me for life Synonyms of serve act (toward), be (to), deal (with), handle, treat, useWords Related to serve 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 of serve act, perform, function, workWords Related to serve 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 of serve advantage, avail, help, profit, benefitWords Related to serve succeed, work (for); aid, assist; better, improve; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; blessNear Antonyms of serve hinder, impede; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; afflict, distress, upset
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