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Also, serve one's or the purpose . Be useful, meet the needs or requirements, satisfy, as in I don't know why they've added all this information but it probably serves a purpose , or It often serves his purpose to be vague , or We don't have a spading fork but this shovel should serve the purpose . This idiom was first recorded in 1513.

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