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 suffices
It suffices to say that nothing has happened on this score, and I would be shocked to see that change in 2014.The Biggest Broken Promises from Last Year’s State of the Union|Jamelle Bouie|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of us like ourselves very much, and that suffices to explain self-assessments that are biased in a particular direction.Daniel Kahneman Talks Intuition and Optimism With Sam Harris|Sam Harris|November 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It suffices to show that it is not only to the moderns that we have to look for dainty verse that is conducive to a light heart.The Treasury of Ancient Egypt|Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
To secure them, it suffices to turn them over on their backs.The Andes and the Amazon|James Orton
Its ephemeral nature will soon become plain, for a rest of a few days suffices for its disappearance.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
No form of government, monarchical or republican, concentrated or diffused, suffices to maintain a church.
The spark is intensely hot, and suffices to ignite the compressed charge in the cylinder.How it Works|Archibald Williams
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.