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1. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] serve a purpose, role, or function.

Synonyms

  • answer
  • prelude
  • act as
  • do
  • function
  • service

Antonyms

  • winterize
  • summerize
  • disassemble
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

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Rhymes with Serve Up

  • closeup
  • strupp
  • trupp
  • stupp
  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
  • grupp
  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
  • schupp
  • ruppe
  • rupp
  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

2. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function.

Synonyms

  • do work
  • represent
  • staff
  • caddy
  • act
  • officiate
  • work
  • sit
  • function
  • rotate

Antonyms

  • hardware
  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

3. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] contribute or conduce to.

Synonyms

  • facilitate
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • serve well
  • set up

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • perfection
  • absolve
  • merit

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

4. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] provide (usually but not necessarily food).

Synonyms

  • cater
  • supply
  • dish up
  • provide
  • dish out
  • dish
  • plank
  • ply
  • serve up

Antonyms

  • dissatisfy
  • discontent
  • displease
  • differ

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

5. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] be used by; as of a utility.

Synonyms

  • operate
  • work
  • go
  • function
  • service

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • disjoin
  • refresh
  • neglect

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

6. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas.

Synonyms

  • attend to
  • attend
  • work
  • assist

Antonyms

  • miss
  • inferior
  • forbid
  • criminalize

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

7. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] help to some food; help with food or drink.

Synonyms

  • cater
  • supply
  • dish up
  • provide
  • dish out
  • dish
  • ply
  • serve up

Antonyms

  • behave
  • refrain
  • activity
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

8. serve

verb. ['ˈsɝːv'] promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to.

Synonyms

  • nurture
  • serve well

Antonyms

  • irresponsibility
  • irresponsibleness
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • serven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • servir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • servir (French)
  • servire (Latin)

9. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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