1. Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
2. To behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; SYN. behave, do.
3. To discharge one's duties
4. To perform an action; SYN. move.
5. Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
6. Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
7. Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
1. To be in the service of, be a servant of, as of people, institutions, or ideas:
2. To contribute or conduce to
3. To do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function:
4. To help to some food; help with food or drink; SYN. help.
5. To provide food; SYN. serve up, dish out, dish up, dish.
6. To serve a purpose, role, or function; SYN. function.
7. To act as an attendant to; SYN. attend to, wait on, attend, assist.
8. To serve somebody with a warrant or summons; SYN. process, swear out.
9. To promote
10. To put the ball into play; as in games like tennis
11. To mate with; SYN. service.
12. To spend time in prison or in a labor camp; SYN. do.
subserve / səbsɝːv /
1. To be helpful or useful.
2. To be useful to; to promote
1. To exhibit an inclination or tendency; SYN. lean, incline.
2. To have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; SYN. lean, incline, run.
3. To keep watch on
4. To tend to something or somebody.