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To supply (to someone)
“The crowds continued to pour in and we continued to serve them drinks throughout the night.”
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To carry out a role or penalty
“He would serve three years in prison for his crime.”
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To be adequate for a given purpose
“This old, rusty pan should serve for frying our eggs this morning.”
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To be a servant for
“I will continue to serve this organization with all my energy, wisdom, and passion.”
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(serve as) To be of use as
“This shoe will have to serve as a hammer for now.”
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To be a means to an end
“This fiasco will serve to remind us of the necessity to always be skeptical of outlandish claims that defy logic.”
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To be of service to
“I would like to find a job which will facilitate my desire to serve the community.”
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To carry out duties as a member of
“She would serve on the committee for over a decade.”
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To attend to the requirements of, especially a client or customer
“She quickly wandered off to serve the other customers.”
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To behave toward in a stated way
“Do you take the plunge, or do you play it safe, and does your strategy serve you well?”
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(as a waiter) To wait on
“I worked at a downtown diner for many years where I would serve many colorful customers.”
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To deliver a document
“The police were unable to locate him to serve him with a subpoena.”
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(of food) To be sufficient for
“There is enough food to serve four.”
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