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English definition of “serve”

serve

verb [T] (PROVIDE STH NECESSARY)    /sɜːv/ US  /sɝːv/
to provide with something that is needed : London's hospitals , so says the report , are out of touch with the communities that they serve.Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of serve verb (PROVIDE STH NECESSARY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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