suffice, do, answer, serve(verb)
be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
"A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"
dish up, practice, service, process, act, respond, function, behave, dish out, get along, serve up, fare, answer, make, swear out, reply, arrange, coif, wait on, execute, manage, cause, do, coiffure, assist, help, make out, perform, attend, exercise, resolve, come, coiffe, serve well, serve, set, practise, attend to, dress, dish
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To satisfy is to furnish just enough to meet physical, mental, or spiritual desire. To sate or satiate is to gratify desire so fully as for a time to extinguish it. To cloy or surfeit is to gratify to the point of revulsion or disgust. Glut is a strong but somewhat coarse word applied to the utmost satisfaction of vehement appetites and passions; as, to glut a vengeful spirit with slaughter; we speak of glutting the market with a supply so excessive as to extinguish the demand. Much less than is needed to satisfy may suffice a frugal or abstemious person; less than a sufficiency may content one of a patient and submissive spirit. Compare PAY; REQUITE.
Satisfy with food, with gifts, etc.; satisfy one (in the sense of make satisfaction) for labors and sacrifices; satisfy oneself by or upon inquiry.
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How to use suffice in a sentence?
Our aim is not to exclude anyone, our cooperation is not against anyone. Our energy sources can suffice for the needs of many Europeans and other neighbors.
Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.
That order, like its predecessors dating back to the 1940s, imposes both procedural and substantive requirements on what information can properly be classified -- and how. Suffice it to say,' because I said it' is not one of the appropriate criteria for classifying national security information.
A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.
For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, none will suffice.
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- يكفي, كفىArabic
- ausreichen, genügen, ausstatten, zufriedenstellen, befriedigenGerman
- کفایت کردنPersian
- menetellä, riittää, piisata, kelvata, tyydyttääFinnish
- foghainScottish Gaelic
- բավականացնել, բավարարել, հերիքելArmenian
- 足る, 足りるJapanese
- ყოფნა, კმარაGeorgian
- aan, voldoen, voorzien, volstaan, genoeg, zijn, vanDutch
- haldeNorwegian Nynorsk
- wystarczyć, zadowolić, wystarczaćPolish
- suplementar, atender, satisfazer, ser, bastarPortuguese
- хватать, удовлетворить, хватить, удовлетворятьRussian
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