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Sufficient vs. Suffice

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Sufficientadjective

Equal to the end proposed; adequate to what is needed; enough

‘We have provision sufficient for the family’; ‘This army is sufficient to defend the country.’; ‘There is not sufficient access to the internet in many small rural villages.’;

Sufficeverb

(intransitive) To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be adequate; to be good enough.

‘For this plum cake, two eggs should suffice.’;

Sufficientadjective

Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.

‘A two-week training course is sufficient to get a job in the coach-driving profession.’;

Sufficeverb

(transitive) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.

‘A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.’;

Sufficientadjective

(archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

Sufficeverb

To furnish; to supply adequately.

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Sufficientadjective

(obsolete) Having enough money to meet obligations and live comfortably.

Sufficeverb

To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.

‘To recount almighty works,What words or tongue of seraph can suffice?’;

Sufficientdeterminer

The smallest amount needed.

‘Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.’;

Sufficeverb

To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.

‘Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.’;

Sufficientadjective

Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country.

‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’;

Sufficeverb

To furnish; to supply adequately.

‘The power appeased, with winds sufficed the sail.’;

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Sufficientadjective

Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.

‘Who is sufficient for these things?’;

Sufficeverb

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’;

Sufficientadjective

Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

‘The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.’;

Sufficientadjective

Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

‘Thou art the most sufficient (I'll say for thee),Not to believe a thing.’;

Sufficientadjective

of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant;

‘sufficient food’;

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