from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To meet present needs or requirements; be sufficient.
- intransitive verb To be equal to a specified task; be capable.
- intransitive verb To satisfy the needs or requirements of; be enough for.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
- transitive verb To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
- transitive verb obsolete To furnish; to supply adequately.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive To be
enoughor sufficient; to meet the need(of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
- verb transitive To
satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wantsor demandsof.
- verb To
furnish; to supply adequately.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Your premise that a mere indictment will suffice is incorrect.
What would suffice is a gapless pathway where there all chains of development have proof-of-concept established from random variation and natural selection.
Assessing Fault 2009
Even if it's for the other Democrat nominee ... this idea that ANY republican candidate will suffice is getting ridiculous!
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?
Satisfy plus suffice, which is to say good enough.
The Elegant Solution Matthew E. May 2007
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.
Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
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?
Wild Western Scenes Jones, John Beauchamp 1875