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
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PIRAN-Ghana has, therefore, urged Ghana Post to put a ban on the use of the Ghana Post GPS app until the error is corrected, else the app will not serve the purpose for which it was set up.
She said regulating media does not serve the purpose and the media outlets should also do self-introspection and accountability in order to enhance their credibility.
Obtaining such new information must serve the purpose of the secondary data analysis and should not be considered for any other reason.
The difference in hardness would serve the purpose.
A self-introduction mentioning name and school will serve the purpose and in minutes you can have a picture of how someone else is solving a problem you have back home.
The problem is that the UN could still be reinvigorated--and still serve the purpose of its architects--at a later date.
The major finding of this study was that the scale and protocol serve the purpose for which they were designed.
While the doctrine originally appeared to serve the purpose of applying"at risk-like" principles to S shareholder debt basis issues, over the years the economic outlay doctrine has grown more restrictive than the rules under Sec 465.
One of the implications for the combination of telecommunications, machine translation and computer networks is that we might become accustomed to less-than-perfect translations as long as they serve the purpose in a given situation.
Hopefully, after the failure of the assigned authorities to track down the whereabouts of SSP Rao Anwar and bring him to the court, the bail would serve the purpose of his presence in the court.
According to Spokesman of PM House, in a message to the President (elected) Mohsin Jameel Baig, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that all the members of Council would strive to serve the purpose of their body as well as the higher objectives of journalism.
Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?" The president did not answer these questions by saying that the UN should become irrelevant, or that its resolutions should be ignored.
To cut these investors off from their carryovers in years in which they have too little taxable income does not serve the purpose for which the limitation period was enacted.
In speaking about Iraq before the general assembly in September 2002, President Bush asked, 'Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?' In the administration's work on human-rights issues, the president has made the U.N.
"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.