verb (used without object), suf·ficed, suf·fic·ing.
verb (used with object), suf·ficed, suf·fic·ing.
- suffice it to say,
- sufficient condition,
- sufficient reason
Origin of suffice
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?|Patrick Smith|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its lofty morality would not alone have sufficed to insure its success.The Unseen World and Other Essays|John Fiske
What chains, what prison, what gibbets had sufficed thereunto?The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio|Giovanni Boccaccio
A year, nay, even a few years would not have sufficed for such a change.Strange Stories|Grant Allen
But Southwark ought to have sufficed to satisfy the ambition of a clown.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Yet two minutes sufficed to clear the decks of the Chesapeake, and the few visible survivors were thrown down the hatchways.The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812|Ralph D. Paine
Word Origin for suffice
early 14c., from stem of Old French souffire "be sufficient," from Latin sufficere "supply, suffice," from sub "up to" (see sub-) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Phrase suffice it to say (late 14c.) is a rare surviving subjunctive.