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
Origin: [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
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.]
The numerical value of suffice in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of suffice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of suffice in a Sentence
Suffice it to say, I am for the agreement.
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
Suffice to say that they would be in decline for some time now.
Sorry wouldn't suffice. i know what Renata Espinoza's missing out on.
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O. When may it suffice?
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- يكفي, كفىArabic
- ausreichen, genügen, ausstatten, zufriedenstellen, befriedigenGerman
- کفایت کردنPersian
- menetellä, riittää, piisata, kelvata, tyydyttääFinnish
- foghainScottish Gaelic
- բավականացնել, բավարարել, հերիքելArmenian
- 足る, 足りるJapanese
- ყოფნა, კმარაGeorgian
- aan, voldoen, voorzien, volstaan, genoeg, zijn, vanDutch
- haldeNorwegian Nynorsk
- wystarczyć, zadowolić, wystarczaćPolish
- suplementar, atender, satisfazer, ser, bastarPortuguese
- хватать, удовлетворить, хватить, удовлетворятьRussian
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