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suffice

[ suh-fahys, -fahyz ]
/ səˈfaɪs, -ˈfaɪz /
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verb (used without object), suf·ficed, suf·fic·ing.
to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.
verb (used with object), suf·ficed, suf·fic·ing.
to be enough or adequate for; satisfy.
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Origin of suffice

1275–1325; Middle English sufficen<Latin sufficere to supply, suffice, equivalent to suf-suf- + -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1; replacing Middle English suffisen<Old French <Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM suffice

un·suf·fic·ing, adjective
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How to use suffice in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for suffice

suffice
/ (səˈfaɪs) /

verb
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

Derived forms of suffice

sufficer, noun

Word Origin for suffice

C14: from Old French suffire, from Latin sufficere from sub- below + facere to make
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