service

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noun
1 system that provides sth the public needs
ADJECTIVE
efficient, excellent, good, valuable
adequate
bad, inadequate, poor, terrible
complete, comprehensive, full
standard
basic
free
premium
personalized (esp. AmE), specialized

specialized services for the deaf and hard of hearing

backup, support
ambulance (esp. BrE), emergency, fire (BrE), police (BrE), rescue (esp. BrE)

A passer-by called the emergency services (= the ambulance/fire/police service). (BrE)

essential

Essential services (= the supply of water, gas, electricity) will be maintained.

vital (esp. BrE)

paramedics who provide a vital service to the public

public
available

Find out what services are available in your area.

Internet, online, Web, Web-based

an online dating service

broadband, dial-up, high-speed, wireless

wireless Internet services

download

The studio launches its own digital music download service next month.

messaging

I typed my password into my instant messaging service.

phone, telephone
satellite
subscription
advisory (esp. BrE), consulting (esp. AmE), counselling/counseling
health, health-care, medical, etc.
customs, diplomatic, foreign, library (esp. BrE), postal, prison (BrE), probation (BrE), prosecution (BrE), social

She works for the social services

information, news, wire (esp. AmE)
banking, financial
intelligence, secret, security
dating, escort
VERB + SERVICE
offer (sb), provide (sb with)

We offer a comprehensive service to home buyers.

operate, run
maintain
guarantee
improve
launch
expand, extend

We need to expand this valuable service to other cities.

axe (BrE), cut, cut back, cut back on, suspend

This government has systematically cut back public services since it took office.

restore
access, make use of, use

The new system will enable people to access the service more easily.

people who use the health-care service

complain about
SERVICE + VERB
improve
deteriorate
SERVICE + NOUN
provider

Internet service providers

business, company

a financial services company

organization (esp. AmE)

social service organizations

economy, industry, sector
pack (computing)
PREPOSITION
service for

mental health services for young people

service to

The company provides products and services to customers in 145 countries.

PHRASES
goods and services, products and services
2 work of serving a customer
ADJECTIVE
efficient, excellent, first-class, good, professional, quality
bad, poor, terrible
prompt, quick
slow
friendly, personal
customer
after-sales (esp. BrE)

We offer excellent after-sales service on all our goods.

room

If you would like a meal in your room, please call room service.

We ordered room service.

VERB + SERVICE
deliver sth (to sb), give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with)

Our main concern is to provide quality customer service.

get, receive
improve
guarantee

We guarantee first-class service.

complain about

I complained about the poor service.

SERVICE + NOUN
job (AmE)
worker (AmE)

retail and food service workers

3 working for a country, company, etc.
ADJECTIVE
meritorious, outstanding
faithful
long
active

He died on active service.

military, national (esp. BrE), selective (AmE)
domestic

a job in domestic service

civil (esp. BrE), community, public

a public-service announcement

public-service broadcasting

voluntary (esp. BrE)
jury (esp. BrE)

available for jury service

VERB + SERVICE
do

All 18-year-old males are required to do a year's military service.

see (esp. BrE)

He saw service during the First World War.

begin, enter

The aircraft entered service with the Swedish Air Force in 1997.

leave
take sth out of

The ship has been taken out of service for extensive cleaning.

SERVICE + NOUN
member (AmE), personnel

retired military service members

record

his military service record during the Vietnam War

PREPOSITION
service to

service to the community

PHRASES
conditions of service
in the service of your country, in the service of God
4 work done for sb; help given to sb
ADJECTIVE
great, invaluable, valuable
professional
VERB + SERVICE
be of, do sb, perform, render

May I be of service to you?

You have done us a great service.

payment for services rendered

offer (sb), provide (sb with)

She offered her services as a babysitter.

sell

They sold their services to a major airline.

advertise

a plastic surgeon advertising his services on the Internet

need, seek

to seek the services of an attorney

SERVICE + NOUN
charge, fee
PREPOSITION
at your service

The cabin staff are at your service throughout the flight.

services of

We need the services of a good lawyer.

service to

He was given an award for his services to the disabled.

5 the services the armed forces
ADJECTIVE
armed
VERB + THE SERVICES
go into, join

Most of the boys went straight into the services.

6 (esp. BrE) bus, train, etc.
ADJECTIVE
efficient, good, reliable
fast
frequent, regular
direct, non-stop (esp. AmE)
full
limited, reduced

We will be operating a reduced service while engineering work takes place.

There is a limited service on these bus routes.

scheduled

changes to scheduled services

bus, car, coach (BrE), ferry, rail, subway (AmE), taxi, train, tram (BrE), tube (BrE), underground (BrE)
VERB + SERVICE
lay on, offer (sb), provide (sb with)

Bus companies are planning to lay on extra services.

operate, run
add (AmE), extend, improve

US Airways also added service recently to the Dominican Republic.

suspend
axe (BrE), cut
restore
use
PREPOSITION
in service

This bus is not in service.

out of service
service between

The company offers direct, fast and frequent services between large towns and cities.

service from, service to

services from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

7 religious ceremony
ADJECTIVE
church, religious
funeral, marriage, memorial
afternoon, evening, morning
VERB + SERVICE
attend, go to
hold
PREPOSITION
service for

memorial service for people killed in the attack

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verb
ADVERB
fully, properly (BrE)

The car was fully serviced last month.

regularly

A regularly serviced car will keep its value longer.

VERB + SERVICE
continue to
PHRASES
get sth serviced, have sth serviced

You should get all gas appliances regularly serviced.

Service is used with these nouns as the object: ↑boiler, ↑car, ↑client, ↑customer, ↑debt, ↑engine, ↑machine

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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