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.

 

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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. 26.

2.

To furnish; to supply adequately.

[Obs.]

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

 

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