verb (used without object), suf·ficed, suf·fic·ing.
verb (used with object), suf·ficed, suf·fic·ing.
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Origin of suffice
OTHER WORDS FROM sufficeun·suf·fic·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for suffice
Because women are no longer barred from combat roles, he said, Congress’s justification for excluding females that had persuaded the Supreme Court in 1981 no longer sufficed.Groups ask Supreme Court to declare the all-male military draft unconstitutional|Robert Barnes|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
On its own, Ingenuity won’t be critical for exploring Mars, but its success could pave the way for engineers to think about new ways to explore other planets when a rover or lander will not suffice.NASA’s Perseverance rover is about to start searching for life on Mars|Neel Patel|February 17, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Aim for a blanket that is roughly 10% of your body weight, but anywhere between 7 to 12% will suffice.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
We’ll spoil specific details further down, but suffice it to say that there’s a reason that Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean, said over a year ago that he’d had “so much trouble” with the ending.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
The guidance goes on to include some sample scenarios where it suggests supplementary measures might suffice to render an international transfer legal.Europe puts out advice on fixing international data transfers that’s cold comfort for Facebook|Natasha Lomas|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
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
Usually, the weaving eloquence of Ferrara's filmmaking suffices to draw one in.
A very slight movement of the armature disc J, therefore, suffices to open to the full extent two long exhaust passages.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
It is probable, and it suffices; and stories about this dry sea may easily have been spread by Venetian sailors.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
A reading desk on the opposite side, standing upon a small platform, suffices for the pulpit.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Besides, there is no necessity for fire to be in earth; light suffices (to make it visible).Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
At morning and noon a little flour of millet and honey suffices for the meals.Life of Schamyl|John Milton Mackie