suffice

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Suffice \Suf*fice"\, verb (used with an object)

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Suffice \Suf*fice"\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

suffice

verb

1: 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" [syn: {suffice}, {do}, {answer}, {serve}]


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