serve on (something)
To be an official member of some body that carries out specific duties or tasks. Serving on a board of directors carries some legal responsibilities you can't take too lightly, but it is a great way to boost your résumé. I served on the president's finance committee for three years before moving to the private sector.
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serve something on someone
to officially deliver something, such as a subpoena, to someone. A prosecuting attorney served the subpoena on Max. The document was served on the plaintiff by a sheriff's deputy.
serve on something
to carry out one's duty or responsibility on something, such as a committee or a board. Will you be able to serve on this committee next year also? Sarah refused to serve on the committee again.
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To serve a term of duty as a member of some official body: Have you ever served on a jury before?
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