- 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 sufficed
Any sharp objects would have sufficed, particularly when coupled with the bluff of having a bomb.TSA Says Yes to Small Knives, Then No—What’s the Problem?
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These few words had sufficed to shame me heartily of my cowardice.In the Valley
All her pulling only sufficed to keep the boat from going with the stream.The Incomplete Amorist
In short, I became a personality, and that sufficed for my childish pride.My Double Life
Yet it had sufficed that the nations should flock there for a pestilence to break out.
It now sufficed that she should condemn him, and he at once felt guilty.
- 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 sufficed
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