answer purpose

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answer (one's) purpose

To be useful for a particular task. If that's the only paintbrush we have, I think it will answer my purpose.
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answer someone's purpose

 and serve someone's purpose
to fit or suit someone's aim or goal. This piece of wood will answer my purpose quite nicely. The new car serves our purpose perfectly.
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Now, electricity is being provided to consumers at Rs2 per unit,' he said, adding that it didn't serve purpose that one should deliver speeches against the Kalabagh dam project and then sit at home.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arranged training of 12,458 individuals from all walks of life to serve purpose of controlling cyber crimes during last four years.
Museveni to stop meddling in South Sudanese internal affairs and restraint him from uttering statements that don't serve purpose of peace and reconciliation in South Sudan but fueling violence Urges Mr.
It might serve purpose again, but don't tell the wife.
If this report apology are to serve purpose, this must watershed moment.
This will help organisations like us understand who we should serve or we could end up providing services to everyone which won't serve purpose.
Eastin Hotels brand's target customers are value hunters looking for comfort and convenience at the right price with maximum flexibility to serve purpose of their visit, whether business or pleasure.
FROM DIYARBAKIR TO PKK: VIOLENCE DOES NOT SERVE PURPOSE AFTER CERTAIN POINT
It may also be able to serve purpose as a handy reference book.
ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arranged training of 12,458 individuals from all walks of life to serve purpose of controlling cyber crimes during last for years.
The Memorial will serve purpose for not only those who died in the September 11th attacks, but those who lost their lives in the February 26, 1993 attacks as well.
The sources said 12,458 individuals from all walks of life have been trained to serve purpose of controlling cyber crimes.
They serve purpose as opposed to copied apps that have limited functions and various restrictions in terms of functional amendments.
We had five meetings but no concrete decision came out, as only discussing things do not serve purpose, I am afraid this one would also prove as useless unless we work out solutions, we have to be more assertive in our recommendations, seNATOr Abbas Khan, a member of the committee remarked.
He gave the example of India's Mars orbiter as well as the 100 satellites it has launched, including one for the UAE, which serve purposes in communications, data transmission, geological monitoring, and other ends.