Korhoka - Serve

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Definition of serve
- Serve n : (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game" [syn: {service}] v
- Serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk" [syn: {function}]
- Do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms"
- Contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
- Be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses" [syn: {service}]
- Help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself" [syn: {help}]
- Provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show" [syn: {serve up}, {dish out}, {dish up}, {dish}]
- Devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas; "She served the art of music"; "He served the church"; "serve the country"
- Promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to; "Art serves commerce"; "Their interests are served"; "The lake serves recreation"; "The President's wisdom has served the counrty well" [syn: {serve well}]
- Spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement" [syn: {do}]
- Work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years" [syn: {attend to}, {wait on}, {attend}, {assist}]
- Deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff" [syn: {process}, {swear out}]
- Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve" [syn: {suffice}, {do}, {answer}]
- Do military service; "She served in Vietnam"; "My sons never served, because they are short-sighted"
- Mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes" [syn: {service}]
- Put the ball into play; "It was Agassi's turn to serve"
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