serve (v.) Old form(s): serue , serues
suit, allow, afford
1H6 V.iv.164[Alençon aside to Charles] take this compact of a truce, / Although you break it when your pleasure serves [i.e. when it suits your purpose]
Cym V.v.393[Cymbeline to all] But nor the time nor place / Will serve our long inter'gatories

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