Definitions for sufficesəˈfaɪs, -ˈfaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suf•ficesəˈfaɪs, -ˈfaɪz(v.)-ficed, -fic•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to be enough or adequate, as for needs or purposes.

  2. (v.t.)to be enough or adequate for; satisfy.

Origin of suffice:

1275–1325; (< OF) < L sufficere to supply, suffice =suf-suf - +-ficere, comb. form of facere to make, do1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffice, do, answer, serve(verb)

    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

    "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"

Wiktionary

  1. suffice(Verb)

    To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.

    Two capsules of fish oil a day suffices.

  2. suffice(Verb)

    To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.

    A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.

  3. suffice(Verb)

    To furnish; to supply adequately.

  4. Origin: From suffisen, from souffire, from sufficio, from sub + facio. Cognate with French suffire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suffice(verb)

    to be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate

  2. Suffice(verb)

    to satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of

  3. Suffice(verb)

    to furnish; to supply adequately


Translations for suffice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

suffice(verb)

to be enough for a purpose or person

Will $10 suffice (you) till Monday?

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