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1. suffice

verb. ['səˈfaɪs'] be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity.

Synonyms

  • keep going
  • fulfill
  • answer
  • serve
  • bridge over
  • measure up
  • qualify
  • live up to
  • go around
  • go a long way
  • do
  • function
  • fulfil
  • satisfy

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • disagree
  • question
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • suffisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • souffire (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Suffice

  • overprice
  • misprice
  • reprice
  • precise
  • concise
  • splice
  • matteis
  • excise
  • entice
  • deweiss
  • devise
  • device
  • berneice
  • advice
  • twice
  • trice
  • thrice
  • stice
  • spice
  • slice
  • schweiss
  • pryce
  • price
  • preiss
  • kreiss
  • kleiss
  • grice
  • fleiss'
  • fleiss
  • bryce

How do you pronounce suffice?

Pronounce suffice as səˈfaɪs.

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Example sentences of the word suffice


1. Verb, base form
If your Chihuahua has long hair, a good brushing once or twice a week should suffice.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A swimsuit or a tank top and lightweight, water-resistance shorts suffice.

Quotes containing the word suffice


1. Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desire,I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twiceI think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice.
- Robert Frost

3. I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
- C.S. Lewis

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