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serve interests

This page is about the collocation serve interests

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to benefit or support the interests of someone or something

For example

  • This government only serves the interests of big business.

  • Why do so many people vote for parties that don't serve their own interests?

Note:
A related collocation is "serve (sb's) needs"

Quick Quiz

If a law serves the interests of oil companies, it

a. helps them to increase their profits

b. makes them pay for the harm they cause

c. makes it hard for them to avoid paying tax

Contributor: Matt Errey