Third-person singular simple present indicative form of serve.(verb)
Plural form of serve.(noun)
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Use "serves" in a sentence
"In Italy financial engineering often means manipulation just short of fraud; in Japan, the term serves as the translation for zaiteku, the questionable practice of investing corporate profits in the Japanese stock market, relying on the bull market to boost earnings where hard selling cannot."
"Judging from the lesson, the phrase serves visitors well following their efforts to use showers, lamps, and TVs in Moscow hotel rooms."
"Defining the term serves to clarify the perspective of our work in this book."