What does suffice mean?

Definitions for suffice
səˈfaɪs, -ˈfaɪzsuf·fice

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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.

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

  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.

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

  3. suffice(Verb)

    To furnish; to supply adequately.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. suffisen, OF. soufire, F. suffire (cf. suffisant, p. pr.), L. sufficere to put under, to substitute, to avail for, to suffice; sub under + facere to make. See Fact.]

  2. Suffice(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. suffisen, OF. soufire, F. suffire (cf. suffisant, p. pr.), L. sufficere to put under, to substitute, to avail for, to suffice; sub under + facere to make. See Fact.]

  3. Suffice(verb)

    to furnish; to supply adequately

    Etymology: [OE. suffisen, OF. soufire, F. suffire (cf. suffisant, p. pr.), L. sufficere to put under, to substitute, to avail for, to suffice; sub under + facere to make. See Fact.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suffice

    suf′fīs, v.i. to be enough: to be equal to the end in view.—v.t. to satisfy.—n. Suffi′ciency, state of being sufficient: competence: ability: capacity: conceit.—adj. Suffi′cient, sufficing: enough: equal to any end or purpose: competent.—adv. Suffi′ciently.—n. Suf′fisance (Spens.), sufficiency. [Fr.,—L. sufficĕre, to take the place of—sub, under, facĕre, to make.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffice in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of suffice in a Sentence

  1. A. E. Houseman:

    Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Anyone can give advice to the people to never lose hope but a wise will only suffice with a solid reason and foolproof example as why a person should not lose hope

  3. Albert Camus:

    I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man he fornicated and read the papers.

  4. Johannes Meister Eckhart:

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.

  5. Josh DeVine:

    We don't want to go into specifics because Tad Cummins might still be using some of that( information)... but suffice it to say that is an issue that we have some major concerns of because it might potentially speak to Tad Cummins intentions for her.

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