- (British, America) IPA: /səˈfaɪs/
suffice (suffices, present participle sufficing; past and past participle sufficed)
- (intransitive) To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be adequate; to be good enough.
- For this plum cake, two eggs should suffice.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book VII”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- To recount almighty works, / What words or tongue of seraph can suffice?
- (transitive) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
- A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
- 1838, The Church of England quarterly review (page 203)
- Lord Brougham's salary would have sufficed more than ninety Prussian judges.
- To furnish; to supply adequately.
- French: suffire
- German: ausreichen, genügen, genug sein
- Portuguese: ser suficiente, atender, satisfazer, bastar, chegar
- Russian: хвата́ть
- Spanish: bastar