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suffice

suf·fice

suffice

 
 
pronunciation:
s faIs
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sufficed, suffices, sufficing
definition: to meet needs, goals, or the like adequately; be sufficient.
similar words:
do, work
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to meet the needs, goals, or the like of; be adequate for.
These supplies will suffice us.
similar words:
answer
Word Parts
The word suffice contains the following part:
suf- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suf- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "f," such as "fus" and "fix." See sub-.
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