Definition of Suffice

1. Verb. Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity. "Nothing else will serve"




Definition of Suffice

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

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

Definition of Suffice

1. Verb. (intransitive) To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of. ¹

3. Verb. (rfex) To furnish; to supply adequately. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suffice

1. to be adequate [v -FICED, -FICING, -FICES]

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Literary usage of Suffice

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1. A Study of Origins: Or, The Problems of Knowledge, of Being, and of Duty by Edmond de Pressensé (1883)
"We deny that these properties alone suffice to explain the disposition of the organs. It is very convenient, for the sake of the argument, to reduce the ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"An example may suffice to convey the idea: Two of the parlor actors meet on the platform; they shake hands, one says "How do you do, Doctor? ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Enough, I sought to drive away The lazy hours of peaceful day; Slight cause will then suffice to guide 80 A Knight's free footsteps far and wide, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1825)
"was more tolerable than twenty/ These examples might suffice; but I cannot forget the sufferings of two pontiffs of the same age, the second and third of ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Thus seven paire of strings suffice for an octave of twelve keys, the open notes being F, G, A, B flat, C, D, E flat, and by an unexplained peculiarity, ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... and if a delivery to a special agent would suffice, then a delivery under a Judge's order to the attorney, who is the party's agent in the cause for all ..."

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