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suffice

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The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
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English

Etymology

From Middle English suffisen, from Middle French souffire, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sufficiō (supply, be adequate). Cognate with French suffire

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to suffice

Third person singular
suffic

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to suffice (third-person singular simple present suffic, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
    Eight glasses of water a day suffices.
  2. (transitive) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
    A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
  3. To furnish; to supply adequately.

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