Suffice

[s_ə_f_ˈaɪ_s], [səfˈa͡ɪs], [səfˈa‍ɪs]

Definitions of suffice:

  1.   To be equal to the wants or demands of; to satisfy; to be enough; to be equal to the end in view.
  2.   To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need ( of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
  3.   To satisfy.
  4.   To be enough or sufficient.
  5.   To satisfy; to content.
  6.   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"
  7.   To be sufficient for; be adequate.
  8.   To be equal to; be enough.
  9.   To furnish; to supply adequately.
  10.   To be enough: to be equal to the end in view.
  11.   To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.

Antonyms for suffice:

disappoint, straiten, starve, tantalize, restrict, check, stint, deny, refuse, restrain.


Quotes for suffice:

  1. Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the World will suffice for me in the future. – Mary Cassatt
  2. I am now a turtle. Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2, 000 pounds happier. All houses are gone. – Bobby Darin
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. If written directions alone would suffice libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached. – Judith Martin
  6. Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them. – John George Nicolay
  7. Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. – Bertrand Russell
  8. Acting doesn't suffice – Rod Taylor
  9. Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice – Alfred North Whitehead
  10. Suffice it to say, I'm not poor. – August Wilson
  11. Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for suffice:

  1. Might not that suffice to cover a few years, seeing that in return she wanted nothing but love? ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. Hence the first shot must suffice – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  3. Other lines, as important as those selected, may have been overlooked, but the ones chosen will suffice to show the general character of them all. ” – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  4. Suffice it to say, he leapt up to her and struck her in the face with his fist. ” – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  5. “ A general account of this country, followed by any incidents or personal adventures worthy of notice, will suffice to give an idea of this dreary region. ” – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. One instance of this must here suffice – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  11. Suffice it is that she has gone. ” – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  12. But there is enough to occupy the interval, and there are not wanting casual travellers whose bills suffice to cover current expenses. ” – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  13. Hereafter, less detail will suffice – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  14. 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
  15. Twenty- four hours would suffice at present for the excursion. ” – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  16. Waking up, however, will not suffice – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  17. Do we suffice for ourselves? ” – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  18. Indeed, he offered a more numerous force than I require- half a dozen will suffice – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. “ A few main points will suffice for our guidance. ” – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  20. Tell him that, and it will suffice – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy

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Idioms for suffice:

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