serve (someone's) purpose

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serve (someone's) purpose

To fit or satisfy someone's requirements; to be useful for or fit to achieve someone's aim, goal, or purpose. Well, it isn't a very pretty car, but it should serve our purpose just fine. Child: "But mom, I want a smartphone!" Mother: "Nonsense, the cell phone you already have serves your purpose just fine."
See also: purpose, serve
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The assessments they have been designing for the National Board have generated new knowledge about teacher assessment that not only serves our purposes of advancing standards for the profession, but which also have advanced the field generally.