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Meaning of SUFFICE

Pronunciation:  su'fIs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  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"
 

SUFFICE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: answer, do, serve
 
 See Also: bridge over, fulfil, fulfill, function, go a long way, go around, keep going, live up to, measure up, qualify, satisfy, tide over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Suf*fice"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sufficed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sufficing}.] [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}.]
    To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything);
    to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate. --Chaucer.
    
          To recount almighty works, What words or tongue of
          seraph can suffice?                      --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Suf*fice"\, v. t.
    1. To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or
       demands of. --Spenser.
    
             Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this
             matter.                               --Deut. iii.
                                                   26.
    
    2. To furnish; to supply adequately. [Obs.]
    
             The power appeased, with winds sufficed the sail.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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