- Present participle of suffice.
Variant of suffice
intransitive verbsufficed, sufficing
- to be enough; be sufficient or adequate
- Obsolete to be competent or able
Origin of sufficeMiddle English sufficen ; from stem of Old French soufire ; from Classical Latin sufficere, to provide, suffice ; from sub-, sub- + facere, to make, do
Archaic to be enough for; meet the needs of; satisfy