suffice

[s_ə_f_ˈaɪ_s], [səfˈa͡ɪs], [səfˈa‍ɪs]

Definitions of suffice:

  1.   To satisfy. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To be equal to; be enough. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   To be enough: to be equal to the end in view. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   To be equal to the wants or demands of; to satisfy; to be enough; to be equal to the end in view. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   To satisfy; to content. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   To be enough or sufficient. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for suffice:

  1. It took them only an instant to cut of that head, but it is unlikely that a hundred years will suffice to reproduce a singular one. – Antoine Lavoisier
  2. The English Bible- a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power. – Thomas B. Macaulay
  3. Acting doesn't suffice – Rod Taylor
  4. Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice – Alfred North Whitehead
  5. Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for suffice:

  1. Waking up, however, will not suffice – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. Hence the first shot must suffice – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  3. Suffice it to say that we sailed for a fortnight or so in the West India seas. ” – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  4. “ A few main points will suffice for our guidance. ” – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  5. Do we suffice for ourselves? ” – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  6. Suffice to say, I was terribly cut up over the way my first serious affair of the heart turned out, and tried my best to hate myself for letting it worry me. ” – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. It was evident that no half- explanations would suffice this soul of the mountain land. ” – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  8. One instance of this must here suffice – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  9. These examples will suffice to show the part played by the supposed resemblance of a new- born infant with one animal or the other in the Babylonian- Assyrian birth- omens; nor is it difficult to see how the thought of such resemblances should arise, for, as a matter of fact, the shape of the head of an infant easily suggests that of a dog or a bird. ” – Babylonian-Assyrian Birth-Omens and Their Cultural Significance by Morris Jastrow
  10. Let it suffice to say that in 1914 Germany felt herself ready for the conflict. ” – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller

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Idioms for suffice:

  • suffice ( it) to say;
  • suffice for sm or sth;
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