suf·fice /səˈfaɪs ||ˈfaɪz/
Suf·fice, v. t.
1. To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. --Deut. iii. 26.
2. To furnish; to supply adequately. [Obs.]
The power appeased, with winds sufficed the sail. --Dryden.
Suf·fice v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sufficed p. pr. & vb. n. Sufficing ] To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
To recount almighty works,
What words or tongue of seraph can suffice? --Milton.
v : be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;
"A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose
well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to
get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"
[syn: do, answer, serve]