Translation of "serve" - English-Portuguese dictionary

serve

verb uk /sɜːv/ us /sɜrv/ present participle serving, past tense and past participle served

A2 to give someone food or drink, especially in a restaurant or bar

servir
Are you still serving?

B1 to help customers and sell things to them in a shop

servir
Are you being served?

to do work that helps society

servir
to serve in the army
serve as something

to be useful as something

servir de algo
The spare bedroom also serves as a study.

to be in prison for a period of time

cumprir

(Translation of “serve” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)