serve the purpose


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serve the purpose

To fit or satisfy the necessary requirements; to be useful for or fit to achieve some aim, goal, or purpose. Well, it isn't a very pretty car, but it should serve the purposes of our mission. Child: "But mom, I want a smartphone!" Mother: "Nonsense, the cell phone you have serves the purpose just fine."
See also: purpose, serve
References in classic literature ?
They were shallow, not more than two feet deep, but they would serve the purpose.
Jan Hartley's multimedia projections and Jon Gottlieb's sound effects serve the purpose of driving home - often overemphasizing - Jagerstatter's tortured psyche.
It doesn't serve the purpose of informing the public.
This fictionalized biography will serve the purpose of introducing Thoreau and his ideas to younger YAs, to prepare them for reading Walden when they are a bit older.
The difference in hardness would serve the purpose.
Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?
This is very exciting but calls for a careful clinical exploration of the different techniques and indications that will best serve the purpose of our patients" says Bengt Agerup, CEO.
Structuring of report: The creation of the skeleton to serve the purpose and structuring of the information according to this skeleton, structuring according to diverse report types.
A uniform MUI may not serve the purpose of all devices or all categories of users, necessitating the need to customization.
It's our hope that these initial shipments and sales to Cuba will serve the purpose of proving the point that it's a logical thing for Cuba and the United States to trade with one another," said Larry Cunningham, senior vice president of ADM.
The presentations will serve the purpose of sharing research regarding brownfields reuse success stories from around the country.