V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to be sufficient or enough for the situation

Synonyms: serve, satisfy, be adequate, be sufficient, be enough, content, suit, meet requirement, serve

Antonyms: dissatisfy, fail

Tips: Think of the related adjective sufficient, as it means "a quantity that meets the need." Things that will suffice are things that will meet a need. "Suffice it to say," is a common phrase in Modern English; it means "it is adequate (or accurate) to say."

Usage Examples:

One day of training will probably suffice to learn the basics of CPR. (be sufficient, be adequate)

The man's mistake was so terrible that a mere apology would not suffice to make the matter better. (be adequate, meet the requirement)

Suffice it to say, the lazy administrator will not be getting the promotion. (it is adequate or accurate to say)

My current SAT score will not suffice to get me into the college of my choice. (be enough, meet requirement)

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