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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suffice mean? 

SUFFICE (verb)
  The verb SUFFICE has 1 sense:

1. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

  Familiarity information: SUFFICE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SUFFICE (verb)

Sense 1suffice [BACK TO TOP]


Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


suffice; answer; do; serve

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "suffice" is one way to...):

fulfil; fulfill; live up to; satisfy (fulfil the requirements or expectations of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suffice"):

bridge over; keep going; tide over (suffice for a period between two points)

go a long way (suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent)

function; serve (serve a purpose, role, or function)

measure up; qualify (prove capable or fit; meet requirements)

go around (be sufficient)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
It ----s that CLAUSE

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