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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
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“This old, rusty pan should serve for frying our eggs this morning.”
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To serve or wait on
“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
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“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 towards someone in a certain 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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(allow for) To accommodate or make provisions for
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To champion or foster a cause
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To be beneficial to
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To do a favor, or show beneficence toward
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To be capable of supplying
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To meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone)
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Act as an official in charge of something, especially a sporting event
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To entertain with, or partake in, a feast
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To serve as a member of a council, jury, or other official body
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To act in accordance to the terms of
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To submit to the authority of (someone) or comply with (a law)
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To lift out (liquid) with a utensil
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To initiate legal action against someone
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(law) To institute legal proceedings against someone
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To accompany and look after or supervise
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To sign (a will) in the presence of witnesses and in accordance with other legal formalities
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Conform, give in
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Sign up for membership
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To state in a formal manner
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An expression of blame or disapproval
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