serve a purpose

serve a purpose
(to be useful in some way.) servire a uno scopo

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  • serve a purpose — ► to have a use: »These small village shops serve a very useful purpose. Main Entry: ↑purpose …   Financial and business terms

  • serve the purpose — index satisfy (fulfill) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • serve the purpose — do the job, accomplish the task    If you don t have an organ, a piano will serve the purpose …   English idioms

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

  • purpose — UK US /ˈpɜːpəs/ noun ► [C] the reason for doing something or the reason that something exists: sb s purpose in doing sth »My purpose in calling this meeting was to remind everyone of some basic rules. with/for the purpose of (doing) sth »He… …   Financial and business terms

  • serve — [sɜːv ǁ sɜːrv] verb 1. [transitive] COMMERCE to supply customers with a particular product or service or with something they need: • The firm plans to open a London office to serve clients with investments and businesses in Europe. • JAL Group… …   Financial and business terms

  • serve — serve1 [ sɜrv ] verb *** ▸ 1 provide food/drink ▸ 2 do job ▸ 3 be used for purpose ▸ 4 help achieve something ▸ 5 spend time in prison ▸ 6 provide with something useful ▸ 7 help customers in store ▸ 8 officially give document ▸ 9 hit ball to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

  • serve — 1 verb 1 FOOD/DRINK (I, T) to give someone food or drink as part of a meal: What kind of wine should we serve? | serve sth with sth: Serve the dish with rice and a green salad. | serve sb: Why aren t you out there serving the guests? | serve sth… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • serve — I UK [sɜː(r)v] / US [sɜrv] verb Word forms serve : present tense I/you/we/they serve he/she/it serves present participle serving past tense served past participle served *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to provide food and drink for someone to… …   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

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