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Detailed Translations for serve from English to Spanish


to serve verb (serves, served, serving)

  1. to serve
  2. to serve (attend to)
  3. to serve (operate; attend to)
  4. to serve (serve out)

Conjugations for serve:

  1. serve
  2. serve
  3. serves
  4. serve
  5. serve
  6. serve
simple past
  1. served
  2. served
  3. served
  4. served
  5. served
  6. served
present perfect
  1. have served
  2. have served
  3. has served
  4. have served
  5. have served
  6. have served
past continuous
  1. was serving
  2. were serving
  3. was serving
  4. were serving
  5. were serving
  6. were serving
  1. shall serve
  2. will serve
  3. will serve
  4. shall serve
  5. will serve
  6. will serve
continuous present
  1. am serving
  2. are serving
  3. is serving
  4. are serving
  5. are serving
  6. are serving
  1. be served
  2. be served
  3. be served
  4. be served
  5. be served
  6. be served
  1. serve!
  2. let's serve!
  3. served
  4. serving
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for serve:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
atender accepting; being ready; carrying out; obeying; waiting
servir dishing up; service
- service
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
atender attend to; operate; serve aid; answer; assist; attend; back; back up; be attentive; be helpful; care; care for; comply; do good; extend the hand; grant; hear; hear out; heed; help; honor; honour; interpellate; interrogate; listen; listen carefully; listen to; look after; make oneself useful; nurse; nurture; obey; pay; pay off; prop up; question; remunerate; repay; replace someone; reward; second; see to; subsidise; subsidize; take care; take care of; tend
manejar attend to; operate; serve budge; cope with; get going; manage; move; put in motion; set in motion
operar attend to; operate; serve
poner delante serve; serve out dish up; do up
ser útil serve be obliging; be useful; help through; service; te be of service
servir attend to; operate; serve; serve out accomodate; add; aid; allow; assist; attend; back; back up; be attentive; be helpful; be of help; be on duty; dish up; do good; do up; donate; extend the hand; give; help; make oneself useful; oblige; pour; pour some more; prop up; second; serve out; service; te be of service
servir en la mesa serve; serve out dish up; do up
valer serve be good; be worth; be worthy of
- answer; assist; attend; attend to; dish; dish out; dish up; do; function; help; process; serve up; serve well; service; suffice; swear out; wait on

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Related Definitions for "serve":

  1. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play1
    • his powerful serves won the game1
  2. put the ball into play1
    • It was Agassi's turn to serve1
  3. do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function1
    • He served as head of the department for three years1
    • She served in Congress for two terms1
  4. provide (usually but not necessarily food)1
    • We serve meals for the homeless1
    • The entertainers served up a lively show1
  5. help to some food; help with food or drink1
    • I served him three times, and after that he helped himself1
  6. mate with1
    • male animals serve the females for breeding purposes1
  7. deliver a warrant or summons to someone1
  8. do military service1
    • She served in Vietnam1
    • My sons never served, because they are short-sighted1
  9. work for or be a servant to1
    • May I serve you?1
    • The minister served the King for many years1
  10. be used by; as of a utility1
    • The sewage plant served the neighboring communities1
    • The garage served to shelter his horses1
  11. devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas1
    • She served the art of music1
    • He served the church1
    • serve the country1
  12. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity1
    • Nothing else will serve1
  13. contribute or conduce to1
    • The scandal served to increase his popularity1
  14. promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to1
    • Art serves commerce1
    • Their interests are served1
    • The lake serves recreation1
    • The President's wisdom has served the country well1
  15. serve a purpose, role, or function1
    • The tree stump serves as a table1
    • The female students served as a control group1
    • This table would serve very well1
    • His freedom served him well1
  16. spend time in prison or in a labor camp1

Wiktionary Translations for serve:

  1. sports: act of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play
  1. to work for
  2. to attend, supply the wants of
  3. to bring food to
  4. to perform duties
  5. sports: to lead off with first delivery (of the ball)
  6. to be of use

Cross Translation:
serve servir opdienen — eten en drinken op tafel zetten
serve servir; atender bedienen — eten en of drinken brengen in een horecagelegenheid
serve servir bedienenmit Akkusativ: jemandem Dienste leisten
serve servir dienen — in untergeordneter Stellung gegen Lohn oder Sold arbeiten
serve servir servierenGastronomie: Speisen an den Tisch des Gastes bringen
serve servir servierenSport, unter anderem Tennis: einen Aufschlag spielen
serve abastecer; proveer munirgarnir, pourvoir de ce qui est nécessaire ou utile en vue de tel ou tel objet.
serve abastecer; proveer pourvoir — Aviser à quelque chose, y donner ordre, suppléer à ce qui manque. (Sens général)

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