(third-person singular simple present suffices, present participle sufficing, simple past and past participle sufficed)
- (intransitive) To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
- Two capsules of fish oil a day suffices.
- To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
- A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
- To furnish; to supply adequately.
From Middle English suffisen, from Middle French souffire, from Latin sufficiÅ (“supply, be adequate"), from sub (“under") + faciÅ (“do, make"). Cognate with French suffire.