Suf*fice" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sufficed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sufficing (?).] [OE. suffisen, OF. soufire, F. suffire (cf. suffisant,, 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.


To recount almighty works, What words or tongue of seraph can suffice? Milton.


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Suf*fice", v. t.


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.


To furnish; to supply adequately.


The power appeased, with winds sufficed the sail. Dryden.


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