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Synonyms for serve

Synonyms for (noun) serve

Synonyms: serve, service Definition: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play Usage: his powerful serves won the game

Similar words: tennis shot, tennis stroke Definition: the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket

Synonyms for (verb) serve

Synonyms: serve Definition: put the ball into play Usage: It was Agassi's turn to serve

Similar words: go, move Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game Usage: Can I go now?

Synonyms: serve Definition: do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function Usage: He served as head of the department for three years; She served in Congress for two terms

Similar words: do work, work Definition: be employed Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college

Synonyms: dish, dish out, dish up, serve, serve up Definition: provide (usually but not necessarily food) Usage: We serve meals for the homeless; She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.; The entertainers served up a lively show

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Synonyms: serve, help Definition: help to some food; help with food or drink Usage: I served him three times, and after that he helped himself

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Synonyms: serve, service Definition: mate with Usage: male animals serve the females for breeding purposes

Similar words: copulate, couple, pair, mate Definition: engage in sexual intercourse Usage: Birds mate in the Spring

Synonyms: process, serve, swear out Definition: deliver a warrant or summons to someone Usage: He was processed by the sheriff

Similar words: deliver Definition: bring to a destination, make a delivery Usage: our local super market delivers

Synonyms: serve Definition: do military service Usage: She served in Vietnam; My sons never served, because they are short-sighted

Similar words: do work, work Definition: be employed Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college

Synonyms: assist, attend, attend to, wait on, serve Definition: work for or be a servant to Usage: 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

Similar words: assist, aid, help Definition: give help or assistance; be of service Usage: Everyone helped out during the earthquake; Can you help me carry this table?; She never helps around the house

Synonyms: serve, service Definition: be used by; as of a utility Usage: The sewage plant served the neighboring communities; The garage served to shelter his horses

Similar words: operate, run, work, go, function Definition: perform as expected when applied Usage: The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore

Synonyms: serve Definition: devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas Usage: She served the art of music; He served the church; serve the country

Similar words: work Definition: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity Usage: I will work hard to improve my grades; she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

Synonyms: suffice, do, answer, serve Definition: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity Usage: 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

Similar words: fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy Definition: meet the requirements or expectations of

Synonyms: serve Definition: contribute or conduce to Usage: The scandal served to increase his popularity

Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate Definition: produce Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Synonyms: serve, serve well Definition: promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to Usage: Art serves commerce; Their interests are served; The lake serves recreation; The President's wisdom has served the country well

Similar words: foster, nurture Definition: help develop, help grow Usage: nurture his talents

Synonyms: serve, function Definition: serve a purpose, role, or function Usage: 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

Similar words: suffice, do, answer, serve Definition: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity Usage: 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

Synonyms: serve, do Definition: spend time in prison or in a labor camp Usage: He did six years for embezzlement

Similar words: pass, spend Definition: pass time in a specific way Usage: how are you spending your summer vacation?