from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To meet present needs or requirements; be sufficient: These rations will suffice until next week.
- intransitive v. To be equal to a specified task; be capable: No words will suffice to convey my grief.
- transitive v. To satisfy the needs or requirements of; be enough for.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
- v. To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
- v. To furnish; to supply adequately.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
- transitive v. To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
- transitive v. To furnish; to supply adequately.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be sufficient for.
- To satisfy; content; be equal to the wants or demands of.
- To afford in sufficient amount; supply adequately.
- To be enough or sufficient; be equal to the end proposed; be adequate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
And I do think that the use of spanking when less aggressive measures will suffice is worrisome – if a talking-to or time-out would do the trick, why HIT?
What would suffice is a gapless pathway where there all chains of development have proof-of-concept established from random variation and natural selection.
Even if it's for the other Democrat nominee ... this idea that ANY republican candidate will suffice is getting ridiculous!
Your premise that a mere indictment will suffice is incorrect.
Satisfy plus suffice, which is to say good enough.
No concordance to the English Catholic Bible has been published, and it can hardly be said that one is much needed, except for the deutero-canonical books; the late concordances in English suffice, with the exception noted, for the needs of any intelligent reader.
Doth not what strait we are in suffice us, but you must make water upon us?’
Does not my word suffice? "contemptuously retorted the duke.
Without quoting from all, let the following lengthy extract suffice, which is from Buchanan:
Would not one word suffice to dispel their solicitude, and restore the lost one to their arms?