Definitions for sufficesəˈfaɪs, -ˈfaɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
suf•ficesəˈfaɪs, -ˈfaɪz(v.)-ficed, -fic•ing.
(v.i.)to be enough or adequate, as for needs or purposes.
(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
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"
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.
To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
To furnish; to supply adequately.
Origin: From suffisen, from souffire, from sufficio, from sub + facio. Cognate with French suffire.
to be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate
to satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of
to furnish; to supply adequately
Translations for suffice
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to be enough for a purpose or person
Will $10 suffice (you) till Monday?
- bastarPortuguese (BR)
- være nokDanish
- llegar (para algo), ser suficiente, bastarSpanish
- كفايت كردنFarsi
- पर्याप्त होनाHindi
- dostajati, zadovoljavatiCroatian
- elég (vkinek)Hungarian
- užtekti, pakaktiLithuanian
- pietikt; būt diezganLatvian
- genoeg zijnDutch
- være nokNorwegian
- كفايت كردنPersian
- کفایت کولPashto
- a ajungeRomanian
- быть достаточнымRussian
- biti dovoljanSerbian
- vara nog, räcka tillSwedish
- 滿足Chinese (Trad.)
- бути достатнім; вистачатиUkrainian
- کافی ہوناUrdu
- đủ để đáp ứngVietnamese
- 满足Chinese (Simp.)
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