serve its purpose

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  • serve its purpose — be used for a particular reason …   English contemporary dictionary

  • serve its turn — serve your/its ˈturn idiom (BrE) to be useful for a particular purpose or period of time Main entry: ↑serveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • purpose — pur|pose W3S1 [ˈpə:pəs US ˈpə:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 2 purposes 3 4 on purpose 5¦(feeling)¦ 6 for all practical purposes 7 serve its purpose 8 defeat the purpose 9 to no purpose 10 to the purpose …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • purpose — 1 noun 1 WHAT STH IS SUPPOSED TO DO (C) the thing that an event, process, or activity is supposed to achieve, or the job that something is supposed to do see reason 1 (+ of): The purpose of this meeting is to elect a new committee. | What is the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • purpose — noun 1 aim/function ADJECTIVE ▪ limited ▪ chief, main, primary, prime, principal ▪ true ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • purpose — pur|pose1 [ pɜrpəs ] noun *** 1. ) count the goal that someone wants to achieve, or that something is intended to achieve: I use my boat mainly for leisure purposes. purpose of: The purpose of this dictionary is to help students of English. the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Purpose — is the cognitive awareness in cause and effect linking for achieving a goal in a given system, whether human or machine. Its most general sense is the anticipated result which guides decision making in choosing appropriate actions within a range… …   Wikipedia

  • serve — ► VERB 1) perform duties or services for. 2) be employed as a member of the armed forces. 3) spend (a period) in office, in an apprenticeship, or in prison. 4) present food or drink to. 5) attend to (a customer in a shop). 6) be of use in… …   English terms dictionary

  • serve your turn — serve your/its ˈturn idiom (BrE) to be useful for a particular purpose or period of time Main entry: ↑serveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • serve — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)v[/t]] ♦♦ serves, serving, served 1) VERB If you serve your country, an organization, or a person, you do useful work for them. [V n] It is unfair to soldiers who have served their country well for many years... [V n] I have always… …   English dictionary

  • serve — verb 1》 perform duties or services for.     ↘be employed as a member of the armed forces.     ↘spend (a period) in office, in an apprenticeship, or in prison. 2》 present food or drink to (someone).     ↘(of food or drink) be enough for.… …   English new terms dictionary

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