serves

present tense third-person singular of serve
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as in works (for)
to be a servant for he served his master faithfully for 20 years

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as in suffices
to be enough they made the pasta serve for eight guests

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as in does
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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as in acts
to have a certain purpose the harsh punishment served to teach everyone a lesson

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as in benefits
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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“Serves.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/serves. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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