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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 ?
Chadband has a pulpit habit of fixing some member of his congregation with his eye and fatly arguing his points with that particular person, who is understood to be expected to be moved to an occasional grunt, groan, gasp, or other audible expression of inward working, which expression of inward working, being echoed by some elderly lady in the next pew and so communicated like a game of forfeits through a circle of the more fermentable sinners present, serves the purpose of parliamentary cheering and gets Mr.
It serves the purpose of discrediting the individual.
No one has the money to bring it up to code, and it no longer serves the purpose for which it was built.
One that serves the purpose of the gay and lesbian television community and also keeps investor sentiment high," stated Frank Olsen, President and CEO of Q Television Network.
This community service serves the purpose of improving people's lives across the nation.
I like to say that the use of this device serves the purpose of reattaching the leg to the body.