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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suffice  \Suf*fice"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  satisfy;  to  content;  to  be  equal  to  the  wants  or 
  demands  of  --Spenser. 
  Let  it  suffice  thee;  speak  no  more  unto  me  of  this 
  matter.  --Deut.  iii. 
  2.  To  furnish;  to  supply  adequately.  [Obs.] 
  The  power  appeased,  with  winds  sufficed  the  sail. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suffice  \Suf*fice"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sufficed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Sufficing}.]  [OE.  suffisen  OF  soufire  F.  suffire 
  (cf.  suffisant,  p.  pr.),  L.  sufficere  to  put  under  to 
  substitute,  to  avail  for  to  suffice;  sub  under  +  facere  to 
  make  See  {Fact}.] 
  To  be  enough,  or  sufficient;  to  meet  the  need  (of  anything); 
  to  be  equal  to  the  end  proposed;  to  be  adequate.  --Chaucer. 
  To  recount  almighty  works  What  words  or  tongue  of 
  seraph  can  suffice?  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  [syn:  {do},  {answer}] 

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