- to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.
- to be enough or adequate for; satisfy.
Origin of suffice
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Examples from the Web for suffice
Suffice to say, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel in Liberia.How Liberia (Might Have) Beat Ebola
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Suffice it to say, we hoped, with Governor Richardson as our veteran QB, to advance the ball down the field a bit.Pyongyang Primer: Kenneth Bae Comes Home
November 15, 2014
Concerning argument, suffice it to say that, once started, no matter how terrible the cost, it was successful.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
Suffice it to say that Radcliffe put an Avada Kedavra spell on the song, because he absolutely killed it!Harry Potter Raps, The Catcalls Heard ‘Round the World and More Viral Videos
November 2, 2014
There will be some people who think, “I wish they touched on it more,” and some people where it will suffice.Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small
July 31, 2014
"Certes, Stephen Hapgood, his wisdom doth not suffice," cried the other.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Passages taken at haphazard will suffice to establish my contention.The Man Shakespeare
Suffice it to record the fact that these relics are admittedly pre-Christian.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
Now then, Mr. Beaufort, we have the witness, but will that suffice us?
And the question, then, will be, how far that witness will suffice?
- to be adequate or satisfactory for (something)
- suffice it to say that (takes a clause as object) let us say no more than that; I shall just say that
C14: from Old French suffire, from Latin sufficere from sub- below + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for suffice
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