serve as

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serve as(
suhrv
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (person)
a. actuar como
Kate serves as a guardian ad litem in the local court.Kate actúa como tutora ad litem en la corte local.
b. oficiar de
Patrick will serve as the debate moderator.Patrick oficiará de moderador del debate.
2. (object)
a. funcionar como
The office also serves as a meeting room.La oficina también funciona como sala de reuniones.
b. servir de
A wine bottle can serve as a rolling pin if necessary.Una botella de vino puede servir de rodillo si es necesario.
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