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Meaning of "suffice" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUFFICE

From Old French suffire, from Latin sufficere from sub- below + facere to make.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUFFICE

suffice  [səˈfaɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUFFICE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Suffice is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb suffice in English.

WHAT DOES SUFFICE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

suffice

Necessity and sufficiency

In logic, necessity and sufficiency are implicational relationships between statements. The assertion that one statement is a necessary and sufficient condition of another means that the former statement is true if and only if the latter is true. That is, the two statements must be either simultaneously true or simultaneously false. In ordinary English, 'necessary' and 'sufficient' indicate relations between conditions or states of affairs, not statements. Being a male sibling is a necessary and sufficient condition for being a brother. Fred's being a male sibling is necessary and sufficient for the truth of the statement that Fred is a brother.

Definition of suffice in the English dictionary

The definition of suffice in the dictionary is to be adequate or satisfactory for.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SUFFICE

PRESENT

Present
I suffice
you suffice
he/she/it suffices
we suffice
you suffice
they suffice
Present continuous
I am sufficing
you are sufficing
he/she/it is sufficing
we are sufficing
you are sufficing
they are sufficing
Present perfect
I have sufficed
you have sufficed
he/she/it has sufficed
we have sufficed
you have sufficed
they have sufficed
Present perfect continuous
I have been sufficing
you have been sufficing
he/she/it has been sufficing
we have been sufficing
you have been sufficing
they have been sufficing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sufficed
you sufficed
he/she/it sufficed
we sufficed
you sufficed
they sufficed
Past continuous
I was sufficing
you were sufficing
he/she/it was sufficing
we were sufficing
you were sufficing
they were sufficing
Past perfect
I had sufficed
you had sufficed
he/she/it had sufficed
we had sufficed
you had sufficed
they had sufficed
Past perfect continuous
I had been sufficing
you had been sufficing
he/she/it had been sufficing
we had been sufficing
you had been sufficing
they had been sufficing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will suffice
you will suffice
he/she/it will suffice
we will suffice
you will suffice
they will suffice
Future continuous
I will be sufficing
you will be sufficing
he/she/it will be sufficing
we will be sufficing
you will be sufficing
they will be sufficing
Future perfect
I will have sufficed
you will have sufficed
he/she/it will have sufficed
we will have sufficed
you will have sufficed
they will have sufficed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sufficing
you will have been sufficing
he/she/it will have been sufficing
we will have been sufficing
you will have been sufficing
they will have been sufficing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would suffice
you would suffice
he/she/it would suffice
we would suffice
you would suffice
they would suffice
Conditional continuous
I would be sufficing
you would be sufficing
he/she/it would be sufficing
we would be sufficing
you would be sufficing
they would be sufficing
Conditional perfect
I would have suffice
you would have suffice
he/she/it would have suffice
we would have suffice
you would have suffice
they would have suffice
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sufficing
you would have been sufficing
he/she/it would have been sufficing
we would have been sufficing
you would have been sufficing
they would have been sufficing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you suffice
we let´s suffice
you suffice
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to suffice
Past participle
sufficed
Present Participle
sufficing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUFFICE


advice
ədˈvaɪs
device
dɪˈvaɪs
dice
daɪs
fice
faɪs
ice
aɪs
lithophyse
ˈlɪθəˌfaɪs
merchandise
ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪs
mice
maɪs
nice
naɪs
paradise
ˈpærəˌdaɪs
precise
prɪˈsaɪs
price
praɪs
rice
raɪs
sacrifice
ˈsækrɪˌfaɪs
satisfice
ˈsætɪsˌfaɪs
slice
slaɪs
spice
spaɪs
twice
twaɪs
vice
vaɪs
vise
vaɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUFFICE

sufferance
sufferer
suffering
sufferingly
suffete
suffice it to say that
sufficer
sufficience
sufficiencies
sufficiency
sufficient
sufficient condition
sufficient reason
sufficiently
sufficingness
suffisance
suffix
suffixal
suffixation
suffixion

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUFFICE

back office
back-office
box office
front office
head office
head post office
Home Office
in office
main office
office
orifice
out of office
Oval Office
Patent Office
post office
press office
public prosecutor´s office
registered office
the office
the Oval Office
the Stationery Office

Synonyms and antonyms of suffice in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUFFICE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «suffice» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of suffice

Translation of «suffice» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUFFICE

Find out the translation of suffice to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of suffice from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «suffice» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

足够
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bastar
570 millions of speakers

English

suffice
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर्याप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يكفي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хватит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bastar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

suffire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cukup
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

genügen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

十分である
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

충분하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cukup
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போதுமானதாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुरे होणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yeterli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essere sufficiente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wystarczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вистачить
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

este suficient
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρκεί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voldoende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

räcka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nok
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of suffice

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUFFICE»

The term «suffice» is very widely used and occupies the 22.435 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUFFICE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about suffice

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7 QUOTES WITH «SUFFICE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word suffice.
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Mary Cassatt
Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the World will suffice for me in the future.
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Bobby Darin
I am now a turtle. Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2,000 pounds happier. All houses are gone.
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Francesco Guicciardini
Let no one trust so entirely to natural prudence as to persuade himself that it will suffice to guide him without help from experience.
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Antoine Lavoisier
It took them only an instant to cut of that head, but it is unlikely that a hundred years will suffice to reproduce a singular one.
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John George Nicolay
Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them.
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Rod Taylor
Acting doesn't suffice.
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Alfred North Whitehead
Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUFFICE»

Discover the use of suffice in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to suffice and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem was Solved
This is the entertaining story of those who failed to prove, and those who ultimately did prove, that four colors do indeed suffice to color any map.
Robin J. Wilson, 2002
2
Getting to Lasting Peace: Does Mediation Suffice to Settle ...
This essay argues that without credible third party guarantees for the implementation phase of peace treaties it is unlikely that the negotiated peace will last for long., abstract: Since the end of the Cold War the nature and perception of ...
Patrick Wagner, 2007
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What Will Suffice
This collection of one hundred poems is charming and introspective with vivid and recognizable impressions, originality of diction and variations in tone.
Barri Bryan, 2006
4
The poetical works of sir Thomas Wyatt
And though with words thouwee'nst to reign, It doth suffice that once I had. Since that in checks thus overthwart, And coyly looks thou dost delight ; It doth suffice that mine thou wert, Though change hath put thy faith to flight. Alas ! it is a peevish ...
Sir Thomas Wyatt, 1831
5
Live. Laugh. Love
Can. words. suffice? We go through life like we are on the highway, letting images pass us by, fleeting images which leave us in seconds. I think that life is defined best when we are taken by one moment, a moment which grabs us amongst ...
Keorapetse Chakela, 2011
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
If the employee is part of a work force or employed in or by an establishment all of whose workers have agreed to accept this method of compensation, a single entry of this computation will suffice, (3) the amount and nature of each payment ...
‎1964
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Philosophy of Science: The Historical Background
For instance, if it will suffice that the figure next following the decimal point in the decimal expression of the proportion among all the S's of such as are P should be exact, 9 instances may first be taken, and if these make the ratio less than 0.05  ...
Joseph J. Kockelmans
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The Epistemology of A Priori Knowledge
I shall adopt the Postal Service Convention of reporting the fourcolor theorem as '' four colors suffice.'' Now consider the proposition: P: It is physically possible to prove that four colors suffice. Assume that P is true in W, and a has the concepts ...
the late Tamara Horowitz Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Pittsburgh, the late Joseph L. Camp Jr. Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Pittsburgh, 2005
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Straight from the Heart: Buddhist Pith Instructions
Asfor thismind as such,great luminosity, By giving sun and moon as examples for it, Sun andmoon do not suffice as examples formind. Sun andmoon, possessing form andbeingradiant, And mind as such, lacking form andbeingradiant, Are ...
‎2013
10
Card, Cross, and Jones: Criminal Law
In Saik Lord Nicholls, with whose analysis Lord Steyn agreed, stated110 that ' know' in the CLA 1977, s 1(2) should be interpreted strictly and not watered down , and went on to reject the notion that 'belief' could suffice for 'knowledge' in s ...
Richard Card, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUFFICE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term suffice is used in the context of the following news items.
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Point/Counterpoint: A Simple Surgical Threshold Won't Suffice
Point/Counterpoint: A Simple Surgical Threshold Won't Suffice. It's tempting to try to link quality to quantity. But the real solution is far more complicated. By David ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jun 15»
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ELA cash to suffice till Monday
The European Central Bank injected additional cash into the Greek credit system on Friday after an extraordinary teleconference of its governing council that ... «Kathimerini, Jun 15»
3
One dose of GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix may suffice
The recommended schedule for HPV vaccination is two or three doses, but some patients never make it back for all of the shots. This may cease to be a concern ... «FierceVaccines, Jun 15»
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One dose of cervical cancer vaccine may suffice, scientists say
LONDON A single dose of GlaxoSmithKline's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent the majority of cervical cancers, saving money and improving ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
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Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice
BAGHDAD (AP) — It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
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Japan in WWII: Will Tokyo's apologies ever suffice?
Ever since the end of World War II, the issues of repentance and forgiveness remain a source of diplomatic tensions between Japan, China and South Korea, ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, May 15»
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WI Supreme Court: For some drivers, odor of alcohol may suffice for …
The Wisconsin Supreme court this week upheld the drunken driving conviction of a man who was pulled over based only his wife's call to 911. Reversing the ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15»
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Rising iron ore price won't suffice for Fortescue Metals chair Andrew …
The is a challenge for all miners when sentiment plays a greater role than previously in determining the price of iron ore as stockpiles come down. Bloomberg. «The Australian Financial Review, May 15»
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Restoring RO might not suffice for sugar sector
As already reported, two years after partial decontrol of the sugar sector, the central government might reverse some of this by restoring its powers over mills ... «Business Standard, Apr 15»
10
Current nonnuclear power capacity should suffice for summer: METI
Japan is expected to secure the minimum required power supply capacity this summer, the industry ministry said Thursday, meaning electricity supply will be ... «The Japan Times, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Suffice [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/suffice>. Dec 2020 ».
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