Student Thesaurus

One entry found for serve.
Entry Word: serve
Function: verb
Text: 1 to be a servant for <he served his master faithfully for twenty years>
Synonyms slave (for), work (for)
Phrases wait on, wait upon
2 to be enough <they made the pasta serve for eight guests>
Synonyms do, suffice
Related Words answer, suit; assuage, content, quench, sate, satiate, satisfy
3 to be fitting or proper <that tea set will serve for the dinner> -- see DO 1
4 to behave toward in a stated way <my parents served me well in preparing me for life> -- see TREAT 1
5 to have a certain purpose <the example served to teach everyone a lesson> -- see FUNCTION
6 to provide with something useful or desirable <an excellent college served her in terms of getting a good education> -- see BENEFIT