Explicație serve în Dicționarul Englez Englez

serve

(sərv )

substantiv
(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
"his powerful serves won the game"

verb
put the ball into play
"It was Agassi''s turn to serve"

verb
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"

verb
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"

verb
help to some food
help with food or drink
"I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

verb
mate with
"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

verb
deliver a warrant or summons to someone
"He was processed by the sheriff"

verb
do military service
"She served in Vietnam"
"My sons never served, because they are short-sighted"

verb
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"

verb
be used by
as of a utility
"The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"
"The garage served to shelter his horses"

verb
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"

verb
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"

verb
contribute or conduce to
"The scandal served to increase his popularity"

verb
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"

verb
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"

verb
spend time in prison or in a labor camp
"He did six years for embezzlement"





Sinonime:
(substantiv) service
(verb) answer, assist, attend, dish, do, function, help, process, suffice