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serve

[sɜːv] брит. / амер.

  1. гл.

      1. служить, работать, состоять на службе

      2. служить в армии, состоять на службе в рядах вооружённых сил

      3. служить в доме (у кого-л.), быть слугой

    1. (serve as / for) служить (чем-л.)

      1. быть полезным, оказывать помощь, помогать

      2. сопутствовать, благоприятствовать (о погодных условиях)

    2. (serve for) годиться для (чего-л.), удовлетворять, подходить

    3. = serve up

      1. накрывать на стол; подавать

      2. пичкать, закармливать

    4. = serve up

      1. обслуживать

      2. обеспечивать, предоставлять; снабжать

    5. = serve out отбывать срок (службы, наказания и т. п.)

    6. (serve on / with) юр. вручать (повестку, предписание кому-л.)

    7. спорт. подавать (мяч, волан), делать подачу (в теннисе, бадминтоне)

    8. уст.; разг. обходиться (с кем-л.), поступать

    9. рел. служить, проводить церковное богослужение

    10. мор. клетневать

  2. сущ.; спорт.

    подача (в теннисе, бадминтоне)

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serve

['sæːv]

n

  1. служить

  2. снабжать; обеспечивать

  3. подавать (на стол); обслуживать

  4. отбывать срок (службы, полномочий, наказания)

  5. вручать (повестку и т. п.)

  6. подавать мяч (в теннисе и др. играх)

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The discussion guides will serve as the annotated provisional agenda for the preparatory meetings and for the workshops, outlining the main topics and the themes to be discussed.
Эти руководства для дискуссий будут служить аннотированной предварительной повесткой дня подготовительных совещаний и семинаров-практикумов, содержащей основные вопросы и темы, которые будут обсуждаться.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
Here is besides gold, which shall be trebled if thou serve me faithfully.
А вот вдобавок и деньги — эта сумма будет утроена, если ты будешь мне верно служить.
Scott, Walter / KenilworthСкотт, Вальтер / Кенилворт
Кенилворт
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1963
Kenilworth
Scott, Walter
© BiblioLife, LLC
I will not go out of my way to harm him- I will swallow my anger and do what you wish- but I will not protect him either, and I will not serve him.”
Сам я не предприму никаких шагов, чтобы погубить его, я сдержу свой гнев. Но и защищать его я не буду и не стану ему служить.
Liss, David / A Spectacle Of CorruptionЛисс, Дэвид / Ярмарка коррупции
Ярмарка коррупции
Лисс, Дэвид
© И. Нелюбова, перевод, 2007
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2007
© 2004 by David Liss
A Spectacle Of Corruption
Liss, David
© 2004 by David Liss
She used to serve Soong his noon rice, clean up and make the bed.
Обычно именно она подавала Суну его полуденный рис, убирала здесь и стелила ему постель.
Gulik, Robert van / Poets and MurderГулик, Роберт ван / Поэты и убийцы
Поэты и убийцы
Гулик, Роберт ван
© Перевод, ЗАО "Издательство "Центрполиграф", 2002
© 1968 by Robert van Gulik
Poets and Murder
Gulik, Robert van
© 1968 by Robert van Gulik
The Census suggested that its report and the techniques used to produce it could serve as a baseline and model for future assessments and that its Ocean Biogeographic Information System would be a continuing legacy.
По мнению Переписи, ее доклад и методы, использованные в его подготовке, могут быть приняты за основу и в качестве модели для будущих оценок, а информационная система будет вести работу непрерывно.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
As a rule, an ordinary bill of exchange does not so serve; then it is not money, and belongs to the demand side of the money market.
Как правило, обычный вексель не служит таковым; значит, он не является деньгами и относится к стороне спроса денежного рынка.
Schumpeter, Joseph A. / History of Economic AnalysisШумпетер, Йозеф А. / История экономического анализа
История экономического анализа
Шумпетер, Йозеф А.
© Перевод с английского под редакцией В.С. Автономова, 2001
© 1954 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
History of Economic Analysis
Schumpeter, Joseph A.
© 1954 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
This in turn will serve to construct multilayer structure of data storage area.
Это в свою очередь позволить создать многослойную структуру зоны хранения информации
At the Review Conference, we will examine with great interest any and all proposals to serve our common, primary goal of reinforcing the Convention and preventing the possession and use of biological weapons.
На Конференции по обзору мы с большим интересом рассмотрим все возможные предложения, которые позволят нам достичь нашей общей главной цели укрепления Конвенции и предотвращения приобретения и использования биологического оружия.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
He also ordered the editor of a newspaper to be sent to serve in the ranks of the army for publishing information about the transfer of several thousand State peasants to the imperial estates.
Кроме того, он приказал еще отдать в солдаты редактора газеты, напечатавшего сведения о перечислении нескольких тысяч душ государственных крестьян в удельные.
Tolstoy, Leo / Hadji MuradТолстой, Л.Н. / Хаджи-Мурат
Хаджи-Мурат
Толстой, Л.Н.
Hadji Murad
Tolstoy, Leo
Everybody has to serve for three years, but payment of one hundred dollars will shorten the term of service by one year at least.
Каждый обязан отслужить три года, однако уплата ста долларов сокращает срок службы по меньшей мере на год.
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / From sea to seaКиплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / От моря до моря
От моря до моря
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© Издательство "Мысль", 1983
From sea to sea
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© BiblioLife, LLC
I am conditioned to serve.
Я создан для того, чтобы служить.
Greene, Henry Graham / The Heart of the MatterГрин, Генри Грэм / Суть дела
Суть дела
Грин, Генри Грэм
© Greene Graham, 1938, 1940, 1945
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Henry Graham
© 1948 by Graham Greene
© Graham Greene, 1971
But creative imitators do not succeed by taking away customers from the pioneers who have first introduced a new product or service; they serve markets the pioneers have created but do not adequately service.
Творческие имитаторы добиваются успеха не за счет переманивания потребителей от "первопроходцев", которые первыми предложили новый продукт или услугу, — они обслуживают рынки, которые "первопроходцы" создали, но не смогли адекватно обслуживать.
Drucker, Peter F. / The Essential DruckerДрукер, Питер Ф. / Энциклопедия менеджмента
Энциклопедия менеджмента
Друкер, Питер Ф.
© Издательский дом "Вильямс", 2004
© Peter F. Drucker, 2001
The Essential Drucker
Drucker, Peter F.
© 2001 by Peter F. Drucker
In this context, the Secretary- General's annual report to the Council should serve as an important channel for conveying information gathered through the monitoring framework.
В связи с этим доклад Генерального секретаря, ежегодно представляемый Совету, должен служить важным инструментом передачи информации, собираемой в рамках механизма наблюдения.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
The meetings of IAMLADP (Inter-Agency Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications) may not fully and specifically serve the purpose at hand;
Встречи в рамках МУСВПДИ (Межучрежденческое совещание по вопросам перевода, документации и изданий) не могут в полной мере и в конкретном ключе служить достижению поставленной цели;
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
I want to know what you are doing; how you think this work of yours really does serve women."
Я хочу знать, что вы делаете и каким образом ваша работа может действительно помочь женщинам.
Wells, Herbert George / Ann VeronicaУэллс, Герберт / Анна-Вероника
Анна-Вероника
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Ann Veronica
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells

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sɜːvVerbслужить; работать; состоять на службеExamples

I've been asked to serve on yet another committee. — Меня попросили войти в состав ещё одного комитета.

User translations

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  1. 1.

    подавать (мяч)

    translation added by Елизавета Попова
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  2. 2.

    служить, обслуживать, быть слугой

    быть служащим, работать

    translation added by Irena O
    Bronze en-ru
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Collocations

give a serve
сделать выволочку
give a serve
устроить головомойку
serve a customer
обслуживать клиента
serve a purpose
служить определенной цели
serve a sentence
вручать приговор
serve a summons
вручать приказ о вызове в суд
serve a summons on
вручать извещение ответчика о предъявленном иске
serve a trick
сыграть с кем-л. шутку
serve a writ upon a person
вручить повестку суда кому-л
serve a writ upon a person
привести в исполнение судебный приказ
serve an interest
выплачивать проценты
serve as a substitute
служить заменой
serve as collateral
служить обеспечением
serve customers
обслуживать покупателей
serve no purpose
быть бесполезным

Word forms

serve

verb
Basic forms
Pastserved
Imperativeserve
Present Participle (Participle I)serving
Past Participle (Participle II)served
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I servewe serve
you serveyou serve
he/she/it servesthey serve
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am servingwe are serving
you are servingyou are serving
he/she/it is servingthey are serving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have servedwe have served
you have servedyou have served
he/she/it has servedthey have served
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been servingwe have been serving
you have been servingyou have been serving
he/she/it has been servingthey have been serving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I servedwe served
you servedyou served
he/she/it servedthey served
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was servingwe were serving
you were servingyou were serving
he/she/it was servingthey were serving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had servedwe had served
you had servedyou had served
he/she/it had servedthey had served
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been servingwe had been serving
you had been servingyou had been serving
he/she/it had been servingthey had been serving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will servewe shall/will serve
you will serveyou will serve
he/she/it will servethey will serve
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be servingwe shall/will be serving
you will be servingyou will be serving
he/she/it will be servingthey will be serving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have servedwe shall/will have served
you will have servedyou will have served
he/she/it will have servedthey will have served
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been servingwe shall/will have been serving
you will have been servingyou will have been serving
he/she/it will have been servingthey will have been serving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would servewe should/would serve
you would serveyou would serve
he/she/it would servethey would serve
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be servingwe should/would be serving
you would be servingyou would be serving
he/she/it would be servingthey would be serving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have servedwe should/would have served
you would have servedyou would have served
he/she/it would have servedthey would have served
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been servingwe should/would have been serving
you would have been servingyou would have been serving
he/she/it would have been servingthey would have been serving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am servedwe are served
you are servedyou are served
he/she/it is servedthey are served
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being servedwe are being served
you are being servedyou are being served
he/she/it is being servedthey are being served
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been servedwe have been served
you have been servedyou have been served
he/she/it has been servedthey have been served
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was servedwe were served
you were servedyou were served
he/she/it was servedthey were served
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being servedwe were being served
you were being servedyou were being served
he/she/it was being servedthey were being served
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been servedwe had been served
you had been servedyou had been served
he/she/it had been servedthey had been served
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be servedwe shall/will be served
you will be servedyou will be served
he/she/it will be servedthey will be served
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been servedwe shall/will have been served
you will have been servedyou will have been served
he/she/it will have been servedthey will have been served

serve

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseserveserves
Possessive caseserve'sserves'