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Serve one’s purpose


Useful. Utile. ‘Purpose’ implies a tool, plan or person who can further 0ne’s endeavor (purpose). The phrase tends to imply that someone is using someone else against their will and/or for one’s sole profit.

“This desk will serve my purpose well.”

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