serve to

serve something to someone

 
1. to present someone with something to eat or drink. The host served the snacks to everyone and left the room to work on the salad. The snacks were served to everyone in attendance.
2. to officially deliver something, such as a subpoena, to someone. The sheriff at the door was there to serve a subpoena to Fred. She served the papers to the person who lived there.
See also: serve
References in classic literature ?
There was a convenient spot, near the signal-mast, close by an immense building, that would serve to shelter it from the east winds.
The differences of opinion, and the jarrings of parties in that department of the government, though they may sometimes obstruct salutary plans, yet often promote deliberation and circumspection, and serve to check excesses in the majority.
In the American republic, it would serve to destroy, or would greatly diminish, the intended and necessary responsibility of the Chief Magistrate himself.
Adding LexisNexis File & Serve to the court is part of our ongoing effort to address the needs of our constituents and use technology to improve the management of the appeals process," he said.
The financial covenants are tested quarterly beginning January 31, 1998 and require Solo Serve to maintain specified Interest Coverage Ratios for various periods and specified minimum Net Worth, as defined in the loan agreement, on designated dates through the maturity of the loan.