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Part of speech: Verb

To work for; yield obedience to; worship; put on the table and distribute, as food; attend or wait on; as, the clerk served the customer courteously; be of use to; as, his wits will always serve him in an emergency; be enough for; as, this amount will serve my purpose; to treat; as, the Germans served their prisoners ill; to deliver, as a legal writ or summons; to undergo, as a term of apprenticeship, imprisonment, etc.; to supply; as, a farmer serves us with fresh eggs and vegetables; in tennis, to make the first stroke on ( the ball).

Part of speech: Verb

To be employed in labor for another; suit or be convenient; discharge the duties of an office or employment; be sufficient: with for; as, this will serve for an excuse.

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